With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection. The Wildcats made clutch shots, buckled down on fearless Notre Dame and kept their unblemished season intact. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the unbeaten Wildcats made their last nine shots to survive their toughest test to date, coming back after trailing for much of the second half to defeat the Fighting Irish 68-66 on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. ''We know our will to win,'' said Aaron Harrison, who hit a crucial 3-pointer.
Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history. ''Sam Dekker pretty much just crushed our dreams with that shot,'' Arizona guard T.J. McConnell said. Dekker confirmed the Badgers are more than just ''Frank the Tank.'' The junior followed up his career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds in a semifinal win over North Carolina with timely shooting that bailed out the Badgers. ''Incredible game,'' tweeted Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers from his seat behind the Badgers' bench, calling Dekker ''cold blooded.'' Wisconsin (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.