It had been almost nine months to the day since the Harrison twins last played in a close game.
They didn’t forget what to do.
“We just knew that we had to step up to win the game and that’s what we did,” Aaron Harrison said. “We’d do anything to win. We’ve been in big games before, obviously, so we just knew how hard we had to fight.”
Though Aaron Harrison didn’t hit one of his patented game-winning 3s from the left wing, the twins made all kinds of clutch plays on Tuesday night in an 89-86 win. Top-ranked Kentucky (14-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference), with the two big guards leading the way, survived an overtime thriller in Rupp Arena against Ole Miss (9-5, 0-1 SEC).
“Just gotta make big plays at important times,” Aaron Harrison said. “That’s what we did.”