Pinson reached the lane and dished to Maye, who rose up and swished a jumper for the last of his career-high 17 points.
The North Carolina Tar Heels now are a win away from getting back to a national championship game they narrowly lost a year ago.
OREGON 74, KANSAS 60 - Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky OR ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in almost 80 years.
Monk, who scored 12 points, walked down the court after Maye connected on that shot and yelled a four-letter expletive so many Kentucky fans probably screamed in unison.
"Luckily it went it went in", Maye said after the game. 'It was a great feeling'.
The point guard picked up two early fouls and had just five points at halftime. Kentucky's season ends with a 32-6 record.
That left the Wildcats with nothing to do but try a magical tip-in, which failed when the ball sailed out of bounds on the inbounds pass.
Seconds later, UNC's celebration began. Joining Gonzaga, Oregon and SC in the Final Four will be North Carolina.
North Carolina will now play OR in the Final Four on Saturday, April 1.
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After North Carolina fell behind by five points with 5:12 remaining, Roy Williams called a rare timeout to gather his team and help them regroup. Humphries finished with 12 points. Following that game, college basketball analysts across the country said that they wouldn't be surprised if the two teams met again deep into the month of March. He scored 16 against Bulter on Friday and then 17 Sunday.
Now all that practice with a 15-second shot clock has paid off with a trip back to the Final Four.
But, in the end, the Wildcats had no answer for Maye or Kennedy Meeks.
It was a disappointing ending for the Wildcats as it appeared head coach John Calipari had this team coming together at precisely the right time.
However, with 10 minutes to go in the game, Kentucky went on a 17-6 run to take a 64-59 lead, putting themselves in the driver's seat for the first time all game.
"Theo made a heck of a drive", the coach continued.
Only the few present behind closed doors at North Carolina's practice on Saturday knew point guard Joel Berry II sprained his right ankle. The Tar Heels out-rebounded the Wildcats 44-34 and also blocked nine United Kingdom shots. Not a chance, though. Kentucky's other freshman guard, Malik Monk, sat out seven minutes of the first half with two fouls and had just seven points until making a pair of 3-pointers in the final 39 seconds of the game.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are going to the Final Four for the second straight year.
Maye's shot with one second left gave UNC a 75 to 73 win over Kentucky in the Elite Eight game in Memphis.