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Ohio State was easily the most popular pick for winning the national championship in all of the online bracket picking games, and as the No. 1 overall seed, that makes sense. Kentucky clearly didn't care, and the Wildcats are the ones moving on, not the Buckeyes.
Brandon Knight hit about a 15-foot jumper with a mere five seconds to go to give UK a 62-60 upset win. The Buckeyes' talented freshman Jared Sullinger was the player of the game, scoring 21 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, but Kentucky's Josh Harrellson more than held his own down low. The Wildcat senior had 17 points and 10 boards, and he set a number of bone rattling screens to free up his teammates. DeAndre Liggins also performed well off the bench with 15 and 6, the only other Wildcats in double figures.
Ohio State had a couple of seven-point leads early, but that was as large as any team's lead would get. The two of them went back-and-forth in an intensely played game, and it looked like it might have been headed to overtime after a John Diebler three with 21 seconds to go. Knight made his running jumper with 5.4 on the clock, and OSU declined to take a timeout to make a play. William Buford instead ran down the court and took a contested three, and Harrellson batted the rebound away to seal the win.
Kentucky will play 2-seed North Carolina at 5:05 p.m. ET on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four.