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Andrew Harrison finally getting it

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Andrew Harrison surprised everyone when he stole the show this afternoon against Tennessee with 26 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists.  What might be more impressive is Andrew made all 10 of his free throw attempts.

Andrew was 7-13 from the field and 2-3 from behind the arc. In the post-game conference Cal had nothing but nice things to say about Andrew.

“Andrew did an unbelievable job in free throws. What he did in pick and rolls is he got in the lane, he made the right plays, he had no turn overs and had big shots,” he said. “He played like a point guard. He got better today, he really did.”

Cal joked with media when asked what was different about free throw shooting, especially with Andrew.

“We did something unique. We went in the pool and put on pool baskets in, it worked,” he said. “And if you believe that I have got great land for you to sell”

It seems he is a little annoyed by all the free throw shooting questions. Those questions should be limited for now, however, seeing how UK went 23-24 in free throw shooting today.

Cal says he believes everything they have been trying to teach Andrew the past few months is finally coming together, stating that Andrew is a big guy and it always takes the bigger guys longer to learn.

“We have been trying to teach him the pace of the game and how fast you have to go off the screen.  He was messing with the ball and not covering any ground or putting any pressure,” he said. “And we’ve just been working for weeks on teaching him that.”

Aaron Harrison ‘saved the game’ after Julius Randle could not give the ball up quick enough due to so much coverage from Tennessee players. Because of this Cal decided to change the spread, and go to Harrison in the second half. Good thing his plan worked. Harrison scored 16 points in the second half alone to give him a career-high 26 points.

Even Tennessee head coach, Cuonzo Martin couldn’t avoid the topic of Harrison’s performance today.

“I have to give him credit for making the adjustment,” he said. “He made the plays that really got them over the hump.”

On the season, Harrison averages 11.5 points and 3.5 assists per game, but that number has increased over the past few games. When asked about his teammate Randle said he believes Harrison is finally stepping up, being a leader and helping the team.

While today’s game might have been his best, Harrison believes he still has work to do. Post-game he stated he wants to work on being more aggressive of a player.

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Article written by Courtney Hessler

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16 Comments for Andrew Harrison finally getting it



  1. SP
    8:38 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    I think it could be more Cal is starting to get that this point guard is not a field general type of guard, he’s a scorer. Let him score. He doesn’t have to be looking to dish it all the time. Take the ball to the rack Andrew.



    • Elwood Blues
      8:44 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly, which is why I don’t think we need the twins both starting. They’re the same player. I think the starting five should be Andrew, Young, Poythress, Randle, and WCS.



    • Real Cracka
      12:32 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

      Yea, Poythress and WCS were very impressive in that game.



  2. H.A. Milton
    8:59 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Nice stat line…for a two guard.



    • Rei
      9:53 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

      Ha ha ha



    • Real Cracka
      12:31 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

      For any guard. Think that’s a good stat line for Rose or Wesbrook in the NBA? Or Parker taking over and winning games by scoring? He still handled the ball most of the game with zero turnovers. You’re an idiot an even after a phenomenal game you’re still an idiot.



    • Kindergarten Teacher
      2:39 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

      Real Cracka – Easy on the name calling, man. What are we, 5 years old? Calm down.

      GO CATS



    • Beavis
      8:37 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

      Is Real Cracka in your class ?



    • Doesn't get it
      1:29 pm January 19, 2014 Permalink

      Hey Real Cracka maybe you didn’t notice that H. A. Milton was making a joke about the mistake in the paragraph where it says Aaron ‘saved the game’ and basically talks about what Andrew did. It’s so nice of you to call someone an idiot when you are the one that doesn’t “get it”. Perhaps you should think twice before making yourself look like the real idiot.



  3. crazycatfan
    9:29 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Andrew did a GREAT job … won the game for us!!! Nice job, Andrew … and Aaron!!!



  4. bigblue091812
    10:27 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    They fooled everybody, that was Aaron wearing #5 today.



  5. HaHa
    11:12 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    That could be true, bigblue091812!



  6. UK/TN
    11:17 pm January 18, 2014 Permalink

    Lol or Aaron has actually been wearing #5 all year and they just switched back today!



  7. mashburnfan1
    12:50 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

    Anyone can have a good game, I will wait till I see consistent play to feel good about our chances. On the free throws it is just one game as well, I was at a game where Shaq went 13-13 from the line so one game means nothing. We need consistent making of free throws, few turnovers and hustle to have a chance at a title.



  8. C'mon time warner
    9:14 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

    One good game in a row does not mean anyone is “getting it”



  9. 2mites
    9:37 am January 19, 2014 Permalink

    Andrew did a good job by driving the ball and no turnovers. He needs to continue to take advantage of his size over other guards and keep driving. Being consistent is the prerogative for him now and the twins together make a strong backcourt for opponents to defend. WCS is the focus now as he has had two games in a row where he contributes nothing. If Dakari keeps playing as he is and getting confident Willy may find a spot on the pine for longer periods. Was this a good win? Yes any win is good …… but UT is not a very good team for as veteran as they are. With Arkansas losing at Georgia the loss to them is a resume deflator more than the UT win is an inflator. A net loss for the Cats in the polls this week.