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

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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.        

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.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.