Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison exhibited some more late-game heroics when he hit a game-winning 3-point shot deep from the left wing in the closing seconds to knock off Wisconsin 74-73 and lock up a spot in Monday night’s national title game against UConn.
After Wisconsin’s last-second shot clanked off the rim to clinch Kentucky’s win, the team celebrated accordingly with a dog pile. Wildcats sophomore forward Alex Poythress, who was huge off the bench with eight points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes, was at the bottom of the pile and appeared to get his left leg stuck underneath the weight of his teammates.
Poythress walked off the court with a limp and was seen with ice on his knee in the locker room after the game.
UK celebration pile so wild, Poythress left limping. Slightly.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) April 6, 2014
Poythress said he's fine after getting caught up in celebration. He did have a bag of ice on his left knee.— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) April 6, 2014
In the postgame news conference, however, Poythress downplayed the incident and said that he will be fine for Monday’s title game.
Poythress on whether he was hurt in celebration: "No I just got caught on the bottom of the dogpile. I'll be fine."— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) April 6, 2014
Despite what Poythress said, his status will be something to keep an eye on moving forward.
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