Kentucky ends Badgers season in Final Four

Published 04/05 2014 11:50PM

Updated 04/06 2014 12:09AM

Aaron Harrison's 3-pointer with 5 seconds left ended the Badgers' national championship hopes Saturday night, as Kentucky defeated Wisconsin, 74-73, in the NCAA National Semifinals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Kentucky's highly talented five freshman starters, and the Badgers veteran group staged a classic confrontation in the second half.

 Wisconsin took a seven point lead in the opening minutes after the break, but Kentucky followed with a 15-0 run to take an eight point advantage of their own. With 15 seconds remaining in a tie game, Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson was fouled while shooting a three-pointer. He made two of the three foul shots, giving the Badgers a two point advantage. It was then that Harrison knocked down his second big three in as many games, giving the Wildcats the lead.

Jackson's potential game-winning shot at the buzzer went off the backboard and rim, ending Wisconsin's season.

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