UConn upsets Florida, faces Kentucky for national title

UConn upsets Florida, faces Kentucky for national title

AND THEN THERE WAS TWO: Connecticut celebrates in the final moments of their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Florida Saturday, April 5, in Arlington, Texas. Connecticut won 63-53. Photo: Associated Press/Tony Gutierrez

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.

PHOTOS: Final Four

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.


The Final Four has set an NCAA basketball attendance record at the billion-dollar home of the Dallas Cowboys.

The national semifinals drew 79,444 on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium, beating the previous record of 78,129 when Kentucky beat Michigan State in a regular-season game at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13, 2003.

The crowd also topped the Final Four mark of 75,421 from 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

It wasn’t the biggest basketball crowd in the Cowboys’ stadium. The NBA All-Star game drew 108,713 in 2010, less than a year after the opening of the $1.2 billion showplace with a huge video board that hangs above the field or court.

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