Kentucky Survives Notre Dame's Upset Bid, Advances To Final Four With 68-66 Victory

Notre Dame came into this game as huge underdogs, but showed they could go toe-to-toe with Kentucky from the opening jump. Both teams went back-and-forth in the early going and went into halftime tied 31-31.

The Wildcats looked like they were going to start pulling away from the Irish at the start of the second half, but Notre Dame went on a 13-4 run to take a 59-53 lead. They had all of the momentum, yet Kentucky found a way to fight back to go up 64-63.

After they traded two more baskets, the game was tied 66-66 and Kentucky had the ball with a chance to win. Kentucky's Andrew Harrison drove the ball and got fouled with six seconds left. He drained both free throws, then Notre Dame's Jerian Grant missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, giving Kentucky the victory.

Notre Dame MVP:

Center Zach Auguste had a huge game taking on all of Kentucky's bigs, scoring 20 points while grabbing nine rebounds.

Kentucky MVP:

Karl-Anthony Towns was the only player that had a consistent impact on the game, recording 25 points and five rebounds.

What's Next:

Kentucky now advances to face Wisconsin in the Final Four for the second straight season.

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