2014 NCAA Tournament Scores — Kentucky & Connecticut Advance To Final 4
Kentucky and Connecticut won regional finals on Sunday and advanced to next weekend’s Final Four in North Texas. Here’s a recap of the day’s games:
(8) Kentucky 75, (2) Michigan 72
Aaron Harrison made a 3-point shot with less than three seconds to play, and Kentucky beat Michigan, 75-72, to win the 2014 NCAA tournament’s Midwest Region final in Indianapolis on Sunday. The eighth-seeded Wildcats (28-10) advanced to the 2014 Final Four where they will face Wisconsin in North Texas next Saturday.
The second-seeded Wolverines had tied the game at 72 on Jordan Morgan’s layup with 27 seconds remaining before Harrison’s final shot sent them home for the season. It was the third jumper Harrison made from behind the arc in the final five minutes of the game while helping push Kentucky to the victory.
Michigan led by 10 points early in the first half, but the Wildcats cranked up their attack and tied the game, 37-37, on Julius Randle’s jumper just before halftime.
Randle had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Kentucky. Nik Stauskas had 24 points for the Wolverines (28-9).
(7) Connecticut 60, (4) Michigan State 54
Shabazz Napier scored 25 points and seventh-seeded Connecticut beat fourth-seeded Michigan State, 60-54, to win the 2014 NCAA tournament’s East Region final in New York City on Sunday. The Huskies (30-8) advanced to the 2014 Final Four, where they will face Florida in North Texas next Saturday.
After UConn started off the game with a 12-2 run, Michigan State rallied to hold a 25-21 lead at halftime. The Spartans held the lead well into the second half until a 23-7 Huskies’ spurt allowed them to regain control of the game.
Gary Harris scored 22 points in a losing effort for Michigan State (29-9).