Wisconsin Stuns Kentucky, 71-64, Ends Perfect Season

Wisconsin Stuns Kentucky, 71-64, Ends Perfect Season


Wisconsin Stuns Kentucky, 71-64, Ends Perfect Season



Kentucky’s bid to be the 1st undefeated National Champion in college basketball in 39 years came to a shocking end at the hands of Wisconsin, 71-64, in an incredible thriller at the Final Four.

Kentucky’s season is over at 38-1.

Wisconsin led 64-63, and had the ball in the final minute when Frank Kaminsky (20 points) was fouled driving to the basket. His two free throws put Wisconsin up 66-63. Kentucky was a perfect 8-for-8 from the line … before Karl-Anthony Towns missed one. Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig then sank two free throws, and following a UK miss, it was over.

The Badgers closed the game with a 15-4 run and will play Duke Monday night for the National Championship.

John Calipari facepalm as Kentucky loses to Wisconsin

The hero, though, has to be Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker (16 points). He hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:44 left, then drew a charge at the other end on the next possession to put Wisconsin ahead.

Does this mean the National Championship will be an anticlimactic one? I don’t think Wisconsin fans care. Duke won the regular season meeting, 80-70 in Wisconsin.


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