NEWARK, N.J. — Brandon Knight did it again.
Knight knocked down a jumper with 5 seconds remaining as the fourth-seeded Wildcats stunned top-seeded Ohio State 62-60 on Friday in the East regional semifinals.
Senior center Josh Harrellson held his own against Ohio State super freshman Jared Sullinger, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the Wildcats (28-8) advanced to play North Carolina on Sunday for a trip to the Final Four.
Knight, who knocked down a game-winner in Kentucky's second-round win over Princeton, shrugged off another sluggish performance to drill the biggest shot of his career.
Sullinger led Ohio State (34-3) with 21 points and 16 rebounds, but the Buckeyes fell in the regional semifinals for a second straight season.
Virginia Commonwealth 72, Florida State 71
SAN ANTONIO — Bradford Burgess made a layup off an inbounds pass with 7.1 seconds left and Jamie Skeen blocked a shot at the buzzer, giving Virginia Commonwealth the overtime Southwest Region semifinal win.
In the first NCAA tournament game between teams seeded 10 and 11, the lower seeded Rams got the win despite scoring only three points in the final 7:37 of regulation. They never trailed by more than four all night, but found themselves down 71-70 when Burgess scored the kind of basket that will live in NCAA tournament lore.
The Rams (27-11) are among the final eight for the first time and now will face Kansas.
North Carolina 81, Marquette 63
NEWARK, N.J. — North Carolina is back and put the whole package — offense, defense and toughness — on display while dismantling Marquette.
Just a year after missing the NCAA party, the kids from Chapel Hill stole the show at their East Regional semifinal.
Tyler Zeller had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and North Carolina took control early for a change over Marquette (22-15).
John Henson added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes added 20 points and six rebounds as the second-seeded Tar Heels (29-7) moved to within a game of reaching the Final Four for the third time in four years.
Kansas 77, Richmond 57
SAN ANTONIO — In an NCAA regional full of underdogs, Kansas played like the dominant No. 1 seed it is.
Brady Morningstar scored 18 points and the Jayhawks (35-2) got one win from returning to the Final Four for the first time since their 2008 championship. They await the winner of 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth and 10th-seeded Florida State.
The Southwest regional is the first in NCAA history with three double-digit seeded teams. But the Spiders looked jittery in the school's second round-of-16 appearance.
The Jayhawks? They were calm and confident in reaching a fourth regional final under coach Bill Self.
Justin Harper led Richmond (29-8) with 22 points.