Aaron Harrison added another shining moment to his legacy as Mr. Clutch for the 2013-2014 Kentucky Wildcats Saturday night, as his three-point shot with 5.7 seconds remaining game Kentucky a 74-73 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers and set up a showdown with the Connecticut Huskies for the national championship Monday night.
Harrison's shot spared his twin brother, Andrew, the goat horns after Andrew Harrison fouled Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson on a three-point attempt with 15 seconds left and the score tied at 71. Jackson missed the first shot, but made the next two to give the Badgers the lead. Jackson's miss was the only foul shot that the Badgers missed, going 19-for-20 overall.
Jackson had the last shot at a Wisconsin victory, but his jumper from the left elbow rimmed out at the buzzer.
It was the third straight game that Aaron Harrison had made a 3 for the winning points in this magical ride for the Wildcats (29-10), and the second straight time the pass came from his brother for a spot-up shot from the left center of the arc.
Monday's national title game will be a rematch of the 2011 national semifinal, which was won by Connecticut en route to its third championship under former coach Jim Calhoun. Kentucky will be seeking its ninth national title and the second for coach John Calipari.
The matchup between the eighth-seeded Wildcats and the seventh-seeded Huskies will make for the highest combined seed total for a national title game since seeding began in 1979. The previous was the 2011 game when third-seeded UConn beat eighth-seeded Butler.
James Young led Kentucky with 17 points and Randle finished with 16, but only five boards to snap his string of three straight double-doubles.
But Kentucky had an answer for Wisconsin's do-everything 7-footer, Frank Kaminsky, who was held to eight points and five rebounds.
Ben Brust and Sam Dekker had 15 each for the Badgers, who came up a game short of their first appearance in the final since 1941.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.