Kentucky looking into postgame comment made by Andrew Harrison
No. 1 Kentucky’s 71-64 loss to No. 1 Wisconsin Saturday night was a frustrating one for the Wildcats, as they struggled down the stretch offensively after turning an eight-point deficit into a four-point lead. Included in that stretch were three shot clock violations, with the Wildcats failing to get the ball in to Karl-Anthony Towns on a consistent basis.
Predictably the scene was a somber one following the loss, as a Kentucky team two wins away from making history as the first 40-0 squad in Division I men’s college basketball fell short of its goal. And during the team’s postgame press conference, sophomore guard Andrew Harrison allowed his frustrations to get the best of him.
With Towns being asked a question about Wisconsin senior big man Frank Kaminsky, Harrison was thought to utter both a profanity and a slur under his breath. As Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes learned during a much lighter moment earlier in the tournament, the microphones at the podium pick up a lot.
According to the Associated Press, Kentucky is looking into Harrison’s comment. Per the report, a review of the audio by the Associated Press revealed that “the phrase is audible, but muffled.” Kentucky did not have a comment on the situation, with a school spokesman telling the AP that they won’t have one until they’re able to evaluate the audio.
Harrison took to Twitter in the early hours of Sunday to apologize to Kaminsky.
First i want to apologize for my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know.— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015
When I realized how this could be perceived I immediately called big frank to apologize and let him know I didn't mean any disrespect— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015
We had a good conversation and I wished him good luck in the championship game Monday.— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015