10:06 PM ET, March 25, 2010
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- John Wall saw red in nearly every corner he looked. Cornell's loudest and largest pep rally was held at the Carrier Dome and turned the regional semifinal into an instant road game for Kentucky.Big Blue crashed the party, and avoided the latest big upset by the Big Red.
Big Red Harness
Kentucky's defense was suffocating in Thursday's East Regional semifinal, limiting Cornell to the third-lowest point total of any Wildcat opponent in the NCAA tournament since 1950.
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• Kentucky advances to its first regional final since 2005, when they were beaten by Michigan State in double overtime.
• The Wildcats' 62 points marked their second-worst output of the season. They came into Thursday's game averaging 95 points in the tournament.
• Cornell failed in its bid to become the second 12th seed to advance to an Elite Eight game.
• The Big Red, which entered the game leading the country in 3-point shooting, shot just 23.8 percent from beyond the arc.
-- ESPN research
SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 25: Players from the Cornell Big Red reacts on the bench after Cornell scored a basket in...(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||16-48 (.333)||22-50 (.440)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-21 (.238)||2-16 (.125)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-13 (.615)||16-26 (.615)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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