He will forever now be known in UK basketball lore for what he has done in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and Saturday night, Aaron Harrison for the third game in a row hit a three pointer in the final seconds of the game to lead Kentucky to a 74-73 heart stopping win over Wisconsin in the NCAA semifinals. Kentucky will now take on Connecticut in the National Championship game Monday night.
It was almost a carbon copy of the Cats last three wins in the tournament, where they fell behind early, rallied to get back in the game, and then won the contest with key plays down the stretch. Just like he did against Louisville and Michigan, Aaron Harrison hit the winning shot in the game’s final seconds, this time with less than six seconds to go.
For the second time in three seasons, the Cats now move on to the final night of the season to play for the title. Monday night’s championship game will match up the 2012 champion Kentucky Wildcats, against the team that knocked them out the year before, the 2011 champion Connecticut Huskies. It will be sort of an underdog championship game, as the Huskies are a #7 seed, while the Cats are a #8 seed. Coverage Monday night will begin at 6:30pm on 106.5 WKDZ.