Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison hit another game-winning 3-point shot in the NCAA tournament Saturday to send his team to the national championship game Monday against Connecticut.
It was the third consecutive game Harrison has won by making a long-distance shot with a hand in his face. This one splashed through the net with 5.7 seconds remaining in a 74-73 win over Wisconsin. He made a 3-pointer with three seconds left to beat Michigan in the Elite Eight and started his magical run by nailing a 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining in an Sweet 16 win over rival Louisville. He also hit two clutch free throws in the final seconds of that game.
All of this, especially Saturday's clutch moment, inspired hundreds of tweets mentioning Harrison. We thought we'd share a few of those that caught our eye.
Aaron Harrison: "It’s the best feeling in the world. Of course I knew it was a big shot, but I didn’t expect that feeling when it dropped."— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) March 31, 2014
WOW Again and Again and then Again !!!— Russ Smith (@Russdiculous_2) April 6, 2014
OMG OMG. thank you WILDCATS for such amazing joy. Not saying who but someone here wet their pants!! Out if hand, that Aaron Harrison!!! #bbn— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) April 6, 2014
When they do one shining moment, is it just going to be an Aaron Harrison montage?— Jon Strait (@JonStrait) April 6, 2014
I wonder how many boys will be named Aaron Harrison _________(insert surname here) in the next 10 years #bbn— ♣Patrick♦Alred♠ (@Paddy_Swag) April 6, 2014
Sorry Jodie Meeks, Aaron Harrison just passed you on my all time favorite UK players.— Alex Wirth (@Wirth_The_Wait) April 6, 2014
If Aaron Harrison isn't careful he will end up a 76er. #lotterypick— Jonathan Carver (@JonathanCarver) April 6, 2014
If Aaron Harrison doesn't hit a game winner in the championship, someone wrote the script wrong. #BBN— Corey Greenblat (@Cgreenblat23) April 6, 2014
Aaron Harrison's prediction that Kentucky would still be a "great story" once looked naive. Now it's clairvoyant. http://t.co/GBABxvauD0— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) March 29, 2014
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