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The stage is set for a bracket-busting Final Four

The stage is set for a bracket-busting Final Four

NOTHING BUT NET:Kentucky Aaron Harrison cuts a piece of the net after an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game Sunday, March 30, in Indianapolis. Kentucky won 75-72 to advance to the Final Four. Photo: Associated Press/Michael Conroy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)- Seventh seed Connecticut and No. 8 Kentucky have joined Florida and Wisconsin in the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four.

Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half as Connecticut downed No. 4 Michigan State 60-54 to win the East Regional of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden. Napier hit three huge free throws with 37.6 seconds left to put the Huskies ahead 56-51.

The 30-8 Huskies rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to become the first No. 7 seed to reach the Final Four since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

Aaron Harrison and the Kentucky Wildcats ended Michigan’s bid for an NCAA men’s basketball title by defeating the second-seeded Wolverines 75-72 at Indianapolis.

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The game was tied at 72 until Harrison drained a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left, moments after Julius Randle inadvertently tipped in the tying shot on Michigan’s previous possession.

Harrison scored all 12 of his points off 3-pointers in the final 8:05.

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