Aaron Harrison's moon shot beat Michigan on Sunday. Two nights earlier, his three-pointer from the corner beat Louisville. The previous weekend, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer.

Good fortune — in triplicate — helped Kentucky advance to this weekend's Final Four, and got the players wondering aloud about supernatural assistance.

"It's like a leprechaun when he finds the pot of gold on the other side of the rainbow," Dominique Hawkins said after UK beat Michigan. "It's incredible. I can't even believe the game ended like that."

On the opposite side of the winning locker room, UK's faith-based reserve, Jarrod Polson, said, "I don't know what destiny holds for the Final Four, but we're riding a nice wave right now."

Kentucky, which will try to become the second 8-seed to win the NCAA Tournament, has the look of a team that can do something memorable. Chuck Everson, a member of (so far) the only 8-seed to win a national championship, Villanova in 1985, sees how Kentucky can join the club.

"When they got by Louisville, I said, 'You know what, these guys can make some noise here,'" he said. "This could be good."

Everson credited UK Coach John Calipari for "keeping everybody's ego in check" and meshing a group of talented players into a more effective unit.

"Once you get guys playing for each other, especially with the talented players like he has on that team, the sky's the limit," he said.

But Ernie Myers, a starter during North Carolina State's improbable run to the 1983 national championship, cautioned against putting a label like "destiny's darlings" on Kentucky. UK makes too big of a footprint on college basketball to also fit into Cinderella's glass slipper.