ARLINGTON-TX Aaron Harrison has been known for hitting the clutch shot his entire basketball career growing up in Texas, but few could imagine just how much of a stone cold killer this freshman guard actually is when the game is on the line. For the third game in a row Harrison knocked down a go-ahead three-pointer to advance the Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament. This time the stage was the biggest of them all: The Final Four in Dallas, Texas. This time the victim was Bo Ryan’s Wisconsin Badgers. Kentucky battled throughout the game as Wisconsin never appeared worried about any sort of run that the Wildcats made. The play of James Young was crucial to the win, scoring a game high 17 points, and seemed to be in the right place at the right time when his teammates need him. Julius Randle continued to be a force in the paint on both the offensive and defensive end, scoring 16 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. Randle was forced to play defense on an two outstanding scorers in Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky throughout the contest, and played a huge role in holding the Kaminsky to 8 points. Aaron and Andrew Harrison continued their steady, yet relentless play on the offensive end with 8 and 9 points respectively. No bucket was bigger than Aaron’s shot to give the Wildcats the lead with 5 seconds remaining however. Sophomore Alex Poythress provided a great spark when this team needed some energy to make runs. The sophomore has gone from starter last season, to role player this year and he has done so very well throughout the tournament. Poythress had 8 points in this contest to accompany 7 rebounds. He went 4-4 from the field, and no attempt was more impressive than a sensational poster dunk over top of two Wisconsin defenders. The “veteran” of this youthful squad of Wildcats seemed to be the one who stepped forward and led the team down the stretch to help gain the momentum that held of Bo Ryan’s Badgers. Coach John Calipari has done what few (including myself) thought was possible by turning this team that finished the regular season losing 4 of their final 7 games, into a national title contender. The road to the National Championship has not been an easy one by any means, as the Wildcats are the first team in the history of the NCAA tournament to win 4 consecutive games by 5 points or less. The grit and determination of this team are an incredible reflection of the coaching that John Calipari has done to mold this group of blue chip stars into men, who seem to handle every tough situation thrown their way with unmatched poise. The National Championship matchup slated for Monday is set to be the 7 seed from the East Region, the Connecticut Huskies, and the 8th seed from the Midwest Region, the Kentucky Wildcats. The Huskies are led by All-American guard Shabazz Napier and feature a bevy of quickness and athleticism from top to bottom. Two of college basketball’s powerhouse programs will go at it to determine who the best team in America is for the 2013-2014 season in front of what will be a huge crowd at AT&T Stadium. Neither team made it to the NCAA tournament last season, UK received a bid to the NIT, and Connecticut was ineligible to participate due to rules infractions. Pay no attention to the seeds next to the names of these two teams, they are both loaded with talent and have a mentality to win at all costs. Calipari looks to add one more win to his NCAA leading 18 wins in the tournament since 2009, and none would be sweeter than number 19, and to hang his second National Championship banner in Rupp Arena.