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Kentucky Vs. Princeton Final Score: Wildcats Survive 59-57 Over Tigers

Brandon Knights lay in with two seconds left saved Kentucky from becoming one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA Tournament thus far. The basket was Knight's only two points of the game but proved to be the biggest. Before the shot, Knight had been 0-7 from the field.  

Princeton tied the game with 34 seconds to go on a Dan Mavraides jump shot before Kentucky called time out to set up the final play. This game was described as a David versus Goliath matchup and the Tigers nearly pulled off playing the role of David to perfection. 

Darius Miller led the Wildcats with 17 points. Josh Harrelson added 15 points and 10 rebounds while Terrence Jones added 10 for Kentucky. 

Mavraides led Princeton with 14 points. Douglas Davis added 13 points off the bench while Kareem Jackson and Ian Hummer added 12 and 11 respectively. 

Kentucky advances to play West Virginia who defeated Clemson 84-76 earlier today. 

For more on todays game, Kentucky fans should check out A Sea Of Blue

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.