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Man, you just gotta love these upsets, I'm telling you! Kentucky dropped another bomb to a top-seeded team's hopes, dropping North Carolina in a 76-69 victory. Brandon Knight was recently coming off a game where he led the Wildcats over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Now he's leading them over the Tar Heels. Knight had 24 points as Kentucky made it to their first Final Four since 1998.
John Calipari is now leading another team back into the Final Four, and they are just two wins shy of a winning the tournament. Last year had to be the year for this team, with John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and all of them, but nothing could get done as they got upset. But with a less-talented team, they are more stronger and more-willed to victories.

DeAndre Liggins helped out with the cause, having twelve points. He had a key three-pointer with 37 seconds left to make momentum all on Kentucky's side for good.

"We got Kentucky back," senior center Josh Harrellson said. "A lot of people doubted us. A lot of people really didn't think we'd be the team we are. We really pulled it together as a team, and we're back now."

Kentucky will have to face the UConn Huskies. It will be a tough one, but with a match-up of Kemba Walker and Brandon Knight will be really fun to watch, and the whole game overall.

Tyler Zeller led the Tar Heels with 21 points and nine rebounds. Harrison Barnes had 18 points, but him and North Carolina just couldn't stop Kentucky with their hot shooting streak.

"No question, I thought we were going to pull it out," Barnes said. "We've been through so many of these situations before. Losing didn't enter my mind until the final horn sounded."

This brings the end to Barnes' college career. He is destined to be a top-ten pick, easily, in the NBA draft. More of a top-five. Knight continues to rise up his draft stock as he continues to put up big plays and big shots to bring Kentucky even further into the tournament.

With the game tied at 67, Knight made a key shot. After that, Liggins made the shot of the game.

"Coach said if there's a kick out you'd better shoot it, and I just shot it and made it," Liggins said. "My job was to run the floor and try to make plays, so that's what I tried to do."

Could Barnes return?

"All I know is the last two years I played basketball it ended with a championship, not a loss," he said. "I never felt like this before."

I really don't think he will. Kentucky just needs one more game, and their at the big dance. They need to fulfill the program's long and rich tradition.

"This is a great tradition that we have to live up to," Knight said. "It feels good that we were able to do this for Kentucky."

It feels good to write this story.


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