Aaron Harrison reminds us that a picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s the side by side of his game winners versus Wisconsin tonight in the national semi-final and last weekend versus Michigan in the Regional Final. Aaron Harrison is COLD-BLOODED.
Especially so against the Big Ten. Two HUGE game-winning threes from almost the same spot. The Sconnie game-winner tonight was from a little bit closer to the corner around the arc, and also a couple feet farther away than the dagger that did in Michigan.
Here’s Aaron Harrison on the game-winner, in his own words.
On the play leading to the game winning three-pointer…
“It was a play for Andrew to dribble down and me to catch it in the corner, but it didn’t work out that way so he dribbled and passed it to Dakari. He had to get it back in there, and I just called for the ball…I just made some space and knocked it down.”
On his mindset and believing he could make the shot…
“You can’t be scared to miss, and you wanna be the guy that wants to take the big shot. It’s just the feeling that I want to be the one to take the shot, and I’m not afraid to miss the shot so, as long as you’re not afraid to miss I think you have a good chance of making it.”
How does tonight’s shot compare to the Michigan shot..
“I think the Michigan shot was probably a little harder. I think there was more of a hand in my face vs. Michigan, but they were both really tough shots and I’m just really blessed that I made them.”
When Kentucky fell out of the top 25 in mid March, it was thought that both Harrison twins needed to stay in school at least another year. Back then, Andrew and Aaron Harrison’s draft stock were devalued.
Ancient history now. Aaron Harrison earned himself a lot of money tonight; just like he’s done the entire NCAA Tournament. Harrison finished with eight points and a pair of assists. He’s made at least one 3-pointer in 11-straight contests, and he’s hit the game-winning 3-pointer in each of UK’s last three games.
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