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Harrison’s clutch 3 propels Kentucky into title game

Harrison’s clutch 3 propels Kentucky into title game

Kentucky Wildcats huddle. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, after taking a pass from his twin brother Andrew, and Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night to advance to the national championship game.

The Harrison twins and all those Kentucky freshmen aren’t one and done just yet.

They will be playing for the Wildcats’ ninth national championship Monday night in an unexpected title matchup.

Kentucky guard Julius Randle, 30, runs to his bench to celebrate with his team after a defensive stop during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark.

Kentucky’s Julius Randle. AP Photo/Gareth Patterson

Eighth-seeded Kentucky (29-10) will play seventh-seeded Connecticut (31-8) in the highest combined seed total for a national championship game since seeding began in 1979. The previous was the 2011 game when third-seeded UConn beat eighth-seeded Butler.

After Aaron Harrison hit another clutch shot, Traevon Jackson’s pull-up jumper for the Badgers (30-8) hit the backboard and rolled off the rim as time expired.

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