Kentucky advance to Elite 8
Mar 25, 2011
by The Sports Network_________________________________________________________________________
Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Brandon Knight hit his second game-winner of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, draining a mid-range jumper with 5.4 seconds remaining to lift fourth-seeded Kentucky to a 62-60 victory over top-seeded Ohio State in seesaw battle in the East Regional semifinals.
Ohio State sharpshooter Jon Diebler hit a long straightaway three-pointer to tie the game, 60-60, with 21.2 ticks showing. Kentucky opted not to call a timeout and instead let Knight go to work.
The freshman, who beat Princeton with a runner in the second round and dropped in 30 points against West Virginia two days later, dribbled away from a pick at the top of the key, rose up from 18 feet along the right wing and hit nothing but net.
The Buckeyes rushed the ball up the court and got a shot off, but William Buford's contested three hit off the front of the rim, sending the top overall seed in the tourney home and the Wildcats into the Elite Eight for the second straight year.
On Sunday, Kentucky will play another of college basketball's preeminent programs in North Carolina, which crushed Marquette, 81-63, in Friday's other East semi at Prudential Center.
Kentucky Senior Josh Harrellson, St. Charles native, finished with game hitting 7 of 9 shots, 17 points and 10 rebounds.
SOURCE: The Sports Network
LINK: Josh Harrellson Stats
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