(8) Kentucky Knocks Off (1) Wichita State, 78-76, Sweet 16 Bound

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Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — The first No. 1 seed to fall is Wichita State. 

The No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats (26-10) held off the Shockers (35-1) on a last second three-point attempt to give them a 78-76 win on Sunday.

Shockers guard Fred VanVleet missed a game winning three-pointer with 3.2 seconds remaining that handed them their first loss of the season.

It was back and forth game throughout the second half, but Kentucky found a way to hit five of their six free throws with 43 seconds remaining to hold on.

Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison led the way with 20 points and three assists and his twin brother Aaron followed with 19.

Shockers forward Cleanthony Early put in a 31-point effort and guard Ron Baker added 20 in the loss.

Kentucky will now face No. 4 Louisville in the Sweet 16.

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