With Kentucky holding a massive second-half lead in Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup against West Virginia, the Wildcats suffered an injury scare involving top scorer Aaron Harrison.
Harrison was ushered to the locker room and appeared to be in significant pain due to an apparent finger injury but quickly returned to the bench.
Exhale, #BBN. Aaron Harrison leaves the floor in pain, but moments later he emerges from the tunnel. He’s back on the bench.
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) March 27, 2015
Kentucky later announced that Harrison sprained a finger on his nonshooting hand.
UK: Aaron sprained a finger on left hand.
— Jerry Tipton (@JerryTipton) March 27, 2015
Harrison seemed unlikely to return to action Thursday with Kentucky comfortably on the way to a 37-0 record, but re-entered the game with more than 10 minutes to play in the second half. The sophomore has averaged a team-high 11.1 points per game and had scored 12 points at the time of his injury against West Virginia.