Talking points and key numbers from Kentucky's 71-64 loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday night:
■ The Cats had gained momentum and the lead with six minutes left. Karl-Anthony Towns was having his way inside. Then UK started playing the clock and had three straight shot clock violations. The Cats never recovered.
■ All year, Kentucky's defense was special because players were able to switch off and guard almost any other player. Wisconsin took that apart.
■ It seemed like Wisconsin was constantly getting loose balls and offensive rebounds in the first half.
■ All year it was Kentucky who knew how to close a game. This time it was Wisconsin.
■ Yes, Kentucky is very big. But in the first half it was killed on the boards, the only offensive rebound was by Devin Booker, and UK blocked one shot.
■ Andrew Harrison kept the Cats alive in the first half.
■ A year ago, Dakari Johnson came up huge in UK's win over Wisconsin. He had no points or rebounds Saturday.
■ It's too bad these two teams could not play a best-of-seven series.
■ Now comes the part UK fans hate — who is leaving?
NUMBERS DON'T LIE
■ Willie Cauley-Stein had a highlight dunk in the game's opening minute. He did not score again.
■ The Badgers beat UK on the boards 34-22.
■ UK attempted only five three-pointers and made three.
■ UK's only missed free throw came with 16 seconds left.
■ Wisconsin shot 47.9 percent: Kentucky 48.1 percent.
■ UK made nine foul shots; Wisconsin made 18.
■ Wisconsin opened the second half hitting six of its first seven shots and both its three-pointers.
■ In the early going, Wisconsin owned the glass — outrebounding UK 10-2.
■ Cauley-Stein had four rebounds in the first half; the rest of the Cats had six.
■ It took 15 minutes for UK to get an offensive rebound. It had one (by Devin Booker) in the first 25 minutes while Wisconsin had seven.
■ UK shot 60 percent in the first half; Wisconsin 46.
■ Both teams had one blocked shot in the first half.
■ First half: Harrison twins 18 points, rest of the Cats 18
Who goes? Who stays? Who signs?