St. Louis, MO, United States (4E Sports) – Andrew Harrison had 20 points and Aaron Harrison added 19 as the Kentucky Wildcats edged the Wichita State Shockers, 78-76 Sunday at Scottrade Center.
Julius Randle contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for the win.
Kentucky (26-10) took a 19-15 lead midway through the half before Wichita State forced a series of turnovers to grab their biggest lead at 32-23 lead with 4:35 left before halftime.
After Wichita State (35-1) enjoyed a 37-31 lead at the break, Cleanthony Early opened up the second period with another 3-pointer to match their biggest lead at 40-31.
After Kentucky rallied, the game was back-and-forth with neither team leading by more than five.
Kentucky took a 73-71 lead when James Young knocked down a 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes to go.
With 9.8 seconds left and Kentucky ahead 78-76, Andrew Harrison missed his second free throw and Early pulled down the rebound.
Fred VanVleet took a 3-pointer from the top of the key that missed, allowing Kentucky to advance against Louisville on Friday in Indianapolis.
Early scored 31 points and Ron Baker had 20 to lead Wichita State.