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UK's Aaron Harrison Not Suprised by Wildcats' NCAA Success

Aaron Harrison
University of Kentucky
Aaron Harrison

The University of Kentucky Wildcats are preparing for their matchup against Wisconsin Saturday night in the men’s NCAA Final Four.     

UK advanced to the national semifinals Saturday with a three-point victory over Michigan.   

Some had begun to give up hope of any UK tournament success as far back as early March, when the slumping Wildcats lost at 10-18 South Carolina.        

Aaron Harrison
Credit University of Kentucky
Aaron Harrison

But guard Aaron Harrison predicted after that game that his team was going to be “a great story.”    He talked about it after Sunday’s NCAA victory.

"I guess I saw it coming.  I wouldn’t say ‘I told you so’ or anything, but we knew what we could do, we just knew that we had a few things to fix.  Yes, that was a bad loss but we knew what kind of team we could be," Harrison said. 

Harrison scored the go-ahead basket in UK's victory over Michigan with less than three seconds left in the game. 

UK Coach John Calipari says it’s unlikely that Willie Cauley-Stein will play in the Final Four.    The sophomore forward suffered an ankle injury during last Friday’s game against Louisville.

UK and Wisconsin will tip off around 8:50pm Saturday.    Florida and Connecticut meet in the other semifinal shortly after 6:00pm.

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Rick has been a member of the WFPL News team since 2001 and has covered numerous beats and events over the years. Most recently he’s been tracking the Indiana General Assembly and the region’s passion for sports, especially college basketball.