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.
Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.
Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona to advance to the Final Four.
Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half as Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers.
The same duo whose presence made Michigan State a Final Four contender now faces limitations that could derail the team’s tournament hopes.
Every year, Tom Izzo subjects his Michigan State team to a non-conference schedule only a masochist could love.
Officials from the Big 12 and the Cowboys expect a record crowd of more than 80,000 people will attend the Final Four when it’s played at AT&T Stadium near Dallas.
The team made it into the Final Four for the first time in 20 years but after the loss of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will the Wolverines go for a repeat this year?
So this is what success looks like.
Unlike the men’s basketball championship game itself, there was no contest in the ratings. Louisville’s gripping victory over Michigan to win the NCAA tournament was easily the most popular event on prime-time television last week.