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12:45 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Kentucky Tops Louisville 74-69, Will Face Wolverines In Elite 8

The Kentucky Wildcats have sent the defending NCAA Tournament champions home empty-handed in another UK - UofL Classic.

Aaron Harrison was the hero down the stretch as the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Louisville Cardinals 74-69 in Indianapolis
Credit UK Athletics

Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to give Kentucky the go-ahead points Friday night in a 74-69 victory in the Midwest Regional over in-state rival Louisville.

Harrison, Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson, all finished with 15 points for the eighth-seeded Wildcats (27-10), who will play Michigan in Sunday's regional final.

Fourth-seeded Louisville (31-6) got 23 points from senior Russ Smith, who missed a late 3 with a chance to tie.

The Wildcats, who start five freshmen, led for a grand total of 65 seconds and took the lead for the last time when Randle found Harrison in the corner and Harrison spotted up and swished the shot for a 70-68 lead.

The Wildcats will meet the Michigan Wolverines Sunday in the Elite 8.  Tipoff is set for 5:05.