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UK upsets Wisconsin to clinch spot in national championship game

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A crowd of UK fans gathers in Lexington near the end of the game. A crowd of UK fans gathers in Lexington near the end of the game.

ARLINGTON, TX (WAVE) - The Big Blue Nation is full of pride as University of Kentucky advances to the final round of the NCAA Tournament.

Number 8 seed Kentucky upset number 2 seed Wisconsin to clinch a spot in the championship game with a final score of 74 to 73. Wisconsin was in the lead at half time, but was not able to hold on.

UK will face UConn, who upset Florida earlier in the night. That game will be Monday night.

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein sat out of the game after injuring his ankle during the Sweet 16 matchup against UofL, which prompted the hashtag #WinForWillie on social media.

It is unclear if Cauley-Stein will play in the final game of the season.

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