ANAHEIM, CA – Frank Kaminsky scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Wisconsin outlasted Arizona 64-63 in overtime in the West Regional Final.
Wisconsin had a one-point lead with 2.3 seconds left in the extra session, but Arizona was given one last chance to win it after the referees ruled that a ball had gone out of bounds off the Badgers. Wildcats guard Nick Johnson received the inbounds pass, dribbled to his left and took a shot, but his release was after the clock had hit zero and the shot wouldn’t have counted. Johnson missed anyway.
Wisconsin’s win gives 66-year-old head coach Bo Ryan his first trip to the Final Four in his 13th year as the coach in Madison.
On the other end of the court, the loss for Arizona means coach Sean Miller suffered the same fate as his brother Archie’s Dayton squad did earlier in the day.
Ted Robinson and Bill Frieder called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.