Kentucky Wildcats punch ticket to national championship game

Kentucky Wildcats celebrate their win over Wisconsin Saturday night in Arlington. (USA Today/Photo)

Kentucky Wildcats celebrate their win over Wisconsin Saturday night in Arlington. (USA Today/Photo)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:00 AM ET

Big Blue is going through because Aaron Harrison bailed out his twin brother — big time.

Harrison continued his clutch shooting, draining another game-winning three to give Kentucky a 74-73 win over No. 2 Wisconsin and a spot in Monday’s championship game.

It came after Andrew Harrison had both fouled a three-point shooter with 16 seconds remaining — a cardinal sin in basketball — and after he had also rushed and missed an ill-advised three-pointer.

Harrison had hit from nearly the same spot to knock out another No. 2, Michigan just last week.

“He saved his brother,” said Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who will be trying to win his second championship and second in three years.

“We wanted (Andrew) to drive and he fouled a three-point shooter. Thank goodness (Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson) only made two, it could have been a different game.”


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