Kentucky survives scare, uses 24-7 run to defeat Cleveland State

Julius Randle - photo by Tammie Brown |
Julius Randle – photo by Tammie Brown |

Andrew Harrison’s three-point play broke a 57-all tie before twin brother Aaron followed with a 3-pointer with 1:20 remaining, helping No. 3 escape stubborn 68-61 on Monday night.

Trailing 54-44 with 7:41 remaining and needing a breakthrough against the Vikings, the brothers helped the Wildcats close with a 24-7 run including a pair of  lobs inside to  for dunks along with a three-point play with 3:55 left to tie it at 54.

After Bryn Forbes’ 3-pointer tied it at 57, Andrew Harrisonfollowed with his drive and free throw before Aaron Harrisonadded a jumper from long range for a six-point lead.  scored 12 as the brothers combined for 23.

 led Kentucky (5-1) with 15 points and 15 rebounds on a night the Wildcats shot just 36 percent.

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