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James Young Emerged As Kentucky's Unsung Hero In Final Four Win Over Wisconsin

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Kentucky guard James Young shoots against Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The headlines will go to those unflappable Harrison twins, Andrew who passed to his brother Aaron for the 3-pointer that lifted Kentucky into yet another national championship game.

They owe a considerable debt of gratitude to fellow freshman James Young.

So often overlooked in favor of his more decorated teammates, Young scored a game-high 17 points in the Wildcats' dramatic 74-73 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday night.

It was his grit when things were going rough that kept Kentucky in the game. Young scored nine of them in the first half, when nothing seemed to be going right, and then jumpstarted the big second-half run that forced the game to go down to the wire.

And gave those plucky Harrisons a chance to ultimately win the game.

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