Harrison 3-pointer, Dawson dunk send Kentucky, Michigan State to Elite Eight

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Wild Sweet 16 Friday night ends with Wildcats, Spartans wins

Harrison 3-pointer, Dawson dunk send Kentucky, Michigan State to Elite Eight

You may exhale now.

In a wild night of Sweet 16 games, Kentucky and Michigan State advanced to the regional finals when both games came down to the final possessions and final possessions.

First, Kentucky defeated rival Louisville 74-69 on a go-ahead basket by guard Aaron Harrison with 40 seconds remaining. Kentucky made its last four free throws to seal the win. Kentucky led 2-0 and never again until Harrison’s basket.

Here’s a look at Harrison’s big-time corner 3:
 

Meanwhile, Michigan State weathered a Virginia comeback to win 61-59. Branden Dawson had the dunk that turned out to be the difference in the final minute.

 

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