NCAA: Wisconsin ends Kentucky's bid for undefeated season
INDIANAPOLIS, USA - The Wisconsin Badgers knocked off mighty Kentucky 71-64 Saturday, handing the Wildcats their only loss of the season and setting up a championship clash with Duke.
Frank Kaminsky finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds as Wisconsin ended the NCAA Final Four college basketball contest on a 15-4 run over the last four and a half minutes.
The Badgers will play for a national title on Monday night for the first time since winning their only championship in 1941. They'll face Duke, which beat Michigan State 81-61 in the other semi.
Sam Dekker tallied 16 points for Wisconsin while Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig each scored 12.
Number one ranked Kentucky's quest to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana went 32-0 in 1976 ended with a whimper. The Wildcats made just one field goal and scored just four points over the last six and a half minutes after taking a 60-56 lead with an 8-0 surge.
Forward Karl-Anthony Towns paced the attack with 16 points while guard Andrew Harrison had 13 for Kentucky, who came into the contest riding a 38-game win streak.
Duke was led by Justise Winslow with 19 points while Jahlil Okafor scored 18 and Quinn Cook had 17.
The Blue Devils had to overcome an early 14-6 deficit after Michigan State made four quick three-pointers, including three from Denzel Valentine.
Duke beat the Badgers 80-70 in a regular season contest. - Rappler.com