WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

National Sports

WJBD - National Sports - Harrison Does it Again, Kentucky Advances to Championship

Harrison Does it Again, Kentucky Advances to Championship

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Aaron Harrison may be a freshman but he continues to prove he's not afraid of taking the big shot. 

With Kentucky down by two with 5.7 seconds left, Harrison nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer. Wisconsin had one final try for the win, but Traevon  Jackson's shot just missed as the Wildcats top the Badgers 74-73 Saturday, to advance to the national championship game. 

Harrison, who hit the game-winner against Michigan to advance to the Final Four, took the pass from his twin brother Andrew and confidently nailed the 3-pointer in the face of the Wisconsin defender.

"Coach (John Calipari) said he wanted me to take the shot," Harrison said. " My teammates have confidence in me, and I just fed off that."

Kentucky (29-10) made 50 percent of its shots from the field in a back-and-forth game that never featured a double-digit lead. 

Ben Brust and Sam Dekker each scored 15 points for Wisconsin (30-8), which was trying to win its first national title appearance 1941.

James Young had a game-high 17 points for Kentucky, which heads to its second national championship game in three seasons. 

Copyright 2014 ABC Sports Radio

See other NationalSports news:

Rob Gronkowski Cleared for Training Camp
Rangers Re-Sign Mats Zuccarello
Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's Disease
Rays win 6th straight...Newest Yankee comes through...Tulowitzki on DL...Cubs DFA Barney...Yanks acquire Padres' Headley
It's Sam season now...Chargers ink Woodhead for 2 years




This Site logo