Third Round Highlights: (8) Kentucky 78 – (1) Wichita State 76

03/23/2014

Dakari JohnsonST. LOUIS, MO – In a game that lived up to every bit of the pregame hype, Kentucky ousted top-seeded Wichita State 78-76 to advance to the Sweet 16 and end the Shockers’ run at a perfect season.

Andrew and Aaron Harrison once again led the way for Kentucky, with 20 and 19 points respectively. Julius Randle and James Young contributed 13 points apiece.

Cleanthony Early led all scorers with 31 in defeat. Ron Baker added 20 for the Shockers, who had entered the game as the first 35-0 team in Division I men’s basketball history.

Kevin Kugler and Jim Jackson called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.

(Cleanthony Early’s dunk gives the Shockers a 36-28 lead)

(Julius Randle jams one home to cut the deficit to 40-33)

(A hoop and a foul for Randle gives Kentucky a 52-49 lead)

(Wichita St. is back up on Early’s layup in transition)

(Aaron Harrison banks in a three to tie the game at 60-60, but Ron Baker answers)

(Early steps back for three and it’s 66-62)

(Early hits again and it’s 69-64)

(James Young puts Kentucky ahead 70-69)

(Early puts the Shockers back ahead 71-70)

(James Young answers and Kentucky leads 73-71)

(The bank is open for Ron Baker to get the Shockers within one point at 75-74)

(The final call as Fred VanVleet misses and Kentucky wins the game)

(Postgame interview with Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison)

(Kevin Kugler and Jim Jackson wrap up the action from St. Louis)

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