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Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer
Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky (44) grabs a rebound in front of Arizona's Stanley Johnson during Saturday's regional final in Los Angeles. Kaminsky led Wisconsin with 29 points.
Mark J. Terrill / AP | AP

Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

LOS ANGELES — Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.

“Frank the Tank” scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional’s top seed beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.

The Badgers (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.

Wisconsin and 67-year-old coach Bo Ryan head to Indianapolis next week hoping for another shot at undefeated and top-seeded Kentucky, which beat the Badgers by one point in the national semifinals last year.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley scored 17 points each for the Wildcats, who once again failed to deliver a first-time Final Four appearance for coach Sean Miller.


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