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No. 1 Kentucky escapes Notre Dame in the Elite 8 en route to Final Four appearance

Kentucky players celebrate with the regional championship trophy after a 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Kentucky players celebrate with the regional championship trophy after a 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Kentucky fans celebrate Kentucky's 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky remains undefeated headed into the Final Four. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Kentucky fans celebrate Kentucky's 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky remains undefeated headed into the Final Four. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Kentucky players on stage waiting to receive the trophy (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Joe Danneman) Kentucky players on stage waiting to receive the trophy (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Joe Danneman)
The ladder came out to cut the nets for the Wildcats. They will play Wisconsin in the Final Four Saturday in Indianapolis (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Joe Danneman) The ladder came out to cut the nets for the Wildcats. They will play Wisconsin in the Final Four Saturday in Indianapolis (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Joe Danneman)
CLEVELAND, OH (FOX19) - Kentucky escaped a close game in the Elite 8 Saturday with a 68-66 victory against Notre Dame to advance to the Final Four in Indianapolis.

Andrew Harrison drew a foul on the Irish's Demetrius Jackson to bring the Wildcats ahead 68-66 with six seconds left in the game.  Notre Dame's Jerian Grant missed a corner three point jump shot at the buzzer to seal the victory for the Cats.

The game was back and forth for the second half after being tied at halftime at 31.

Karl-Anthony Towns led the Cats with 25 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. Freshmen Devin Booker was the only other Wildcat to score double-digits with 10 points. 

Willie-Cauley Stein, Trey Lyles, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison combined for only 28 points Saturday night. 

Zach Auguste led the Irish with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Steve Vasturia and Jerian Grant finished the game with 16 and 15 points.

The Irish shot 28.6 percent from three point range.

Kentucky advances to 38-0 and will play the Wisconsin Badgers next Saturday in the Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker had 29 and 27 points Saturday night to lead the Badgers to a 85-78 victory against former Xavier head coach Sean Miller's Arizona Wildcats.

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