And the Final Four Is Set...

Kentucky, UConn join Florida and Wisconsin

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 30, 2014 7:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – It was a thrilling finish: Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left tonight to lift Kentucky and its freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four. After Harrison's teammate, Julius Randle, inadvertently tipped in the tying shot on Michigan's previous possession, the eighth-seeded Wildcats got the ball to the 6-foot-6 guard, whose twin brother, Andrew, is another of the five freshmen in Kentucky's starting lineup. Standing a good three feet behind the arc, Harrison elevated over Caris LeVert and took a bit of contact on the arm from the Michigan guard as he shot. No matter. The shot rattled in. More on the big win here.

The third slot was handed to UConn earlier in the evening, thanks in no small part to Shabazz Napier. He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. But the guard wanted to pay back the school for the joy of a national title his freshman year, for his struggles as a sophomore. Napier sure did that today, carrying UConn back to the Final Four in front of thousands of roaring Huskies fans at Madison Square Garden. He scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half in a 60-54 upset of fourth-seeded Michigan State. More on UConn's win here. They join Florida and Wisconsin in the Final Four.

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison and his teammates hold up their trophy after an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game against Michigan Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. Kentucky...   (David J. Phillip)
Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (2) is congratulated by teammates Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson after making a three-point basket in the final seconds of the second half.   (Michael Conroy)
Kentucky's Alex Poythress dunks during the first half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game against Michigan Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis.   (Michael Conroy)
Kentucky's Andrew Harrison reacts during the first half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game against Michigan Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis.   (Michael Conroy)
Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (2) shoots a three-point basket past Michigan's Caris LeVert (23) in the final second of the second half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game...   (David J. Phillip)
Kentucky's Aaron Harrison (2) shoots a three-point basket past Michigan's Caris LeVert (23) in the final second of the second half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game...   (David J. Phillip)
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