Andrew Harrison prepared to take criticism

Andrew Harrison - photo by Walter Cornett
– photo by Walter Cornett

Go ahead. Blame Andrew Harrison.

’s sophomore point guard isn’t perfect. Far from it. And when he plays poorly, when the top-ranked Wildcats look ragged offensively and he makes an ill-advised decision, you can unload on him if you want.

“Now I’m so used to it and so immune to it,” Harrison said Thursday. “Nothing no one can say can bother me anymore. I’m just trying to play basketball and have fun.”

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if Harrison’s actually having any. The stone-faced 6-foot-5 sophomore is among the least emotive of the Wildcats (18-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference), and he’s also among the favorite targets of fans and media when the Cats are at less than their best.

“When it rains in Lexington, whose fault is it? It’s Andrew’s fault,” coach  said. “There was a car accident on (Interstate) 75. It’s Andrew’s fault. So that’s just how it is right now, and he’s accepted it.”

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