Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Connecticut won the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament and is headed to the Final Four, but only after surviving two potential game-winning three-point attempts in the closing seconds to edge Arizona, 65-63.
The matchup between Kemba Walker and Derrick Williams lived up to the billing, with both superstars posting 20 points.
It was Walker, though, who drained a step-back jumper over Williams for a 65-60 lead with under 80 seconds to play. Jamelle Horne hit a three to get the Wildcats within two, then grabbed the rebound on Shabazz Napier’s errant trey.
After calling timeout with 18.2 seconds left, Arizona swung the ball out to Williams at the top of the key. He was long on his deep try, but Kyle Fogg secured the offensive rebound and kicked it back out to Horne.
Horne was off from the right wing, sending the Huskies (30-9) to the Final Four for the second time in three years, where they will face the winner of the North Carolina/Kentucky matchup in the national semifinals next Saturday.