Arizona falls to Wisconsin in OT

ANAHEIM - Frank Kaminsky scored six of his 28 points in overtime, leading second-seeded Wisconsin to a 64-63 victory over top-seeded Arizona in the West Region final today at the Honda Center in Anaheim, advancing the Badgers to the Final Four for the first time since 2000.
 
Wisconsin never trailed in the overtime and took the lead for good on a jump shot by Kaminsky, a 7-foot forward, with two minutes, 21 seconds left in overtime.
 
The Wildcats twice cut the lead to one and had three chances in the final 11 seconds to re-take the lead. Guard T.J. McConnell missed a jump shot with 11 seconds left, but grabbed the rebound, only to have Nick Johnson be called for charging before he could take a shot.
 
Arizona got the ball back with two seconds left after a Badger turnover, but Nick Johnson missed a jump shot as time expired.
 
The Badgers had a chance to win in regulation, but Traevon Jackson missed a jump shot with one second to play.
 
Jackson added 10 points for Wisconsin (30-7).
 
Johnson led the Wildcats (33-5) with 16 while center Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 10.
 
The Badgers took the lead for the first time with 15:12 to play on freshman guard Bronson Koenig's basket. Wisconsin remained in the lead until an 8-0 run over a 2:53 span put Arizona ahead, 44-41, with 9:16 remaining. There was one lead change and three ties in the remainder of regulation.
 
The Wildcats never trailed in the first half, twice leading by eight, and were ahead 28-25 at halftime.
 
The Badgers reached the Final For for the third time. The Wildcats were seeking to qualify for the Final Four for the fourth time and first since 2001.

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