INDIANAPOLIS — Wisconsin forward/national Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky quickly put an end on Sunday to the talk and controversy regarding Andrew Harrison’s use of a racial slur toward Kaminsky after Kentucky’s loss to the Badgers on Saturday night.
Harrison was caught on a live microphone cursing and a racial slur in talking about Kaminsky after Wisconsin’s 71-64 win.
With 17 words, Kaminsky shut the issue down at Wisconsin’s team press conference
“He reached out to me. We talked about it. Over it,” Kaminsky said. “Nothing needs to be made out of it.”
Harrison went on Twitter shortly after the controversy flared late Saturday night and apologized for his remarks.
“It’s not that big a deal to me,” Kaminsky added at a smaller press conference, in a breakout room at Lucas Oil Stadium.”The situation is completely defused in my eyes.”
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said, “Yeah, in this day and age, it always reminds all of us. It reminds us that whatever we say can and will be heard, it seems. So, yeah, the teaching moment is the individual himself learned from it obviously by reaching out to Frank. So we’ll leave it at that.”
Wisconsin plays Duke for the national championship Monday night on CBS (9:15 p.m. ET tipoff).