Tim Brando to Talk About Kentucky-Connecticut Match-Up Monday Morning on KEEL @7:10
Kentucky and Connecticut will square off for the NCAA men’s basketball championship on Monday night after winning Final Four games in Arlington on Saturday. Sports Analyst Tim Brando will join us on Monday morning at 7:10 to preview the finals.
Here’s a look at the semifinal games
Kentucky 74, Wisconsin 73
Aaron Harrison’s three-point shot with 5.7 seconds left gave Kentucky the win over Wisconsin, 74-73. The Wildcats (29-10) trailed at halftime, but they rallied to win another tight game to advance to face Connecticut for the titlle.
Traevon Jackson gave Wisconsin a 73-71 lead by making two of three foul shots with 16 seconds to play but Harrison’s second, late three-pointer in as many games gave Kentucky the lead. Jackson then took an off-balance shot that would have won the game for the Badgers, but it didn’t fall
Connecticut 63, Florida 53
All the experts thought Florida would run away with this game, but it didn’t happen. DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Connecticut upset top-ranked Florida, 63-53, at the Final Four on Saturday. The Huskies (31-8) stopped the Gators’ school-record 30-game winning streak and will now take on Kentucky for the title.
The Huskies first took the lead, 21-20, on Niels Giffey’s free throw after he made layup with 3:20 left in the first half. Connecticut extended its lead to double-digits in the second half.