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Harrison lifts Wildcats to 75-72 win over Michigan

Harrison lifts Wildcats to 75-72 win over Michigan

Kentucky head coach John Calipari. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Dave Martin

EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.

Harrison, one of five freshmen on eighth-seeded Kentucky’s starting lineup, elevated over Caris LeVert, and drained it. He scored all 12 of his points over the last 8:05.

Nik Stauskas missed a heave at the buzzer and the Wildcats (28-10) rushed off the bench and dogpiled Harrison at midcourt.

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Michigan Wolverine center Jordan Morgan. Photo/Associated Press

This will be Kentucky’s 16th trip to the Final Four and it marks the first time an all-freshman starting lineup has made it there since the Fab Five took Michigan in 1992.

Kentucky plays Wisconsin Saturday in Texas.

Stauskas led the second-seeded Wolverines (28-9) with 24 points.

 

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