West Regional Final Highlights: (2) Wisconsin 64 – (1) Arizona 63 F/OT


NCAA Wisconsin Arizona BasketballANAHEIM, 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.

(Rondae Hollis-Jefferson lays one in and Arizona leads 34-31)

(Frank Kaminsky’s three pulls Wisconsin into a 34-34 tie)

(Bronson Koenig gives the Badgers their first lead 36-34)

(Nick Johnson hits from deep and it’s 44-41 Wildcats)

(Kaminsky’s three puts Wisconsin up 50-48)

(Hollis-Jefferson ties the game at 54-54)

(Wisconsin has a chance to win it in regulation but misses)

(Kaminsky’s tip-in gives the Badgers a 64-61 edge)

(With the ball and down one, Nick Johnson is whistled for an offensive foul)

(The final call as Wisconsin advances to the Final Four)

(Postgame interview with Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson)

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