Kentucky outlasts Michigan, heads to the Final Four
03/30/2014 06:31 PM
A trip to the Final Four came down to a tie game, 72-72, with 27 seconds remaining. Aaron Harrison took a dribble handoff from his twin brother, Andrew, and pulled up for the go-ahead shot. His three-pointer was good, and with that the Cats advanced to the Final Four.
Just like they have the entire NCAA tournament, UK showed toughness, heart and a will to win. The Cats trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half. And in the final 20 minutes, momentum swung back and forth. For UK to win, it would have to be a team effort with Willie Cauley-Stein sidelined with an ankle injury.
Seldom-used springboard Marcus Lee answered the bell, scoring 10 points, many of which came off of electrifying put-back dunks. Julius Randle added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. James Young scored 13. And Aaron Harrison, who was scoreless for much of the game, drilled four triples down the stretch. Three other Cats added 8 points.
With the well-rounded, balanced attack, UK is now heading to Dallas. The Cats will take on Wisconsin in the Final Four.