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Apr 6, 2014 12:47 AM by Associated Press, BH

Surprising championship game is set for Monday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, after taking a pass from his twin brother Andrew, and Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night to advance to the national championship game.

The Harrison twins and all those Kentucky freshmen aren't one and done just yet.

They will be playing for the Wildcats' ninth national championship Monday night in an unexpected title matchup.

After Aaron Harrison hit another clutch shot, Traevon Jackson's pull-up jumper for the Badgers (30-8) hit the backboard and rolled off the rim as time expired.

Eighth-seeded Kentucky (29-10) will play seventh-seeded Connecticut (31-8) in the highest combined seed total for a national championship game since seeding began in 1979. The previous was the 2011 game when third-seeded UConn beat eighth-seeded Butler.

The Huskies got 20 points and 10 rebounds from DeAndre Daniels to snap Florida's 30-game win streak with a 63-53 upset of the Gators.

Shabazz Napier had 12 for the seventh-seeded Huskies (31-8), who trailed 16-4 midway through the first half but took the lead by halftime and pushed it to double digits early in the second half.

UConn will play for its second title in four years.

The Huskies were the last team to beat the Gators (36-3), 65-64 back on Dec. 2.

Florida came in as the tournament's top overall seed. Patric Young had 19 points and Casey Prather added 15 for the Gators, but Scottie Wilbekin was held to four points with three turnovers.

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