The seconds were ticking down and the ball was in Aaron Harrison’s hands with the Kentucky Wildcats down by two points against the Wisconsin Badgers.
The Cats were in the unthinkable position of playing in the program’s 16th Final Four after a season in which they struggled in the final weeks. But here they were. Playing the Badgers for the right to play the Connecticut Huskies for the national championship on Monday night.
Aaron Harrison hit the daggers that sent the Michigan Wolverines and Louisville Cardinals home after his brother hit the two free throws that sent the Wichita State Shockers home. For what it’s worth, Andrew Harrison hit the free throws that would go on to send the Kansas State Wildcats home as well.
Could Aaron Harrison hit the dagger to send the Wisconsin Badgers home as well?
Hearts pounded across Big Blue Nation as Traevon Jackson made two of three free throws after he clearly walked but a foul was called on Andrew Harrison anyway.
It didn’t matter because the Wildcats were going to win this on the heels of Aaron Harrison.
What was unthinkable over a month ago when the Wildcats struggled to finish the end of the regular season is really happening. The Kentucky Wildcats, thought for dead at the end of the regular season, is playing for the ninth national championship in school history.