Freshman Aaron Harrison once again lifted Kentucky to victory in the final seconds, hitting a three-pointer from deep outside with 5.7 seconds left to give the Wildcats a 74-73 win over Wisconsin in the Final Four Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Harrison, who also hit game-winning threes to beat Louisville in the Sweet 16 and Michigan in the Elite Eight, sends Kentucky (29-10) into Monday's national championship game against Connecticut (31-8).
Wisconsin (30-8) took a 73-72 lead with 16.4 seconds left when Traevon Jackson made two of three free throws after baiting Harrison's twin brother, Andrew, into a foul on a three-point attempt. Jackson also had a chance to win the game for the Badgers, but his jumper at the buzzer rimmed out.
Jackson's missed free throw was the only one Wisconsin failed to make, hitting 19-of-20 for the game. The Badgers also hit 8-of-20 three-pointers, but a rebounding advantage enabled Kentucky to shoot 50 percent and dominate in second-chance points.
Kentucky only took five three-pointers in the game, with Aaron Harrison's only attempt coming in the final seconds. He finished with eight points, while James Young had 17 and Julius Randle added 16.
Wisconsin was led by 15 points each from Ben Brust and Sam Dekker.
Kentucky will go for its second national title in three years and its ninth all-time against Connecticut, which beat top-overall seed Florida, 63-53, in Saturday's first semifinal.