Aaron Harrison says finger is sore, but won’t be a ‘big factor in the game’ against Notre Dame


Aaron Harrison left early in the second half of Kentucky’s 78-39 Sweet 16 win over West Virginia with a dislocated left ring finger.

The sophomore guard would rush to the tunnel inside the Quicken Loans Arena only to return to the bench seconds later after putting his finger back into place. Harrison would reenter the game, but still needed to address the status of his left finger during Friday’s press conference as the 37-0 Wildcats head into Saturday’s Elite 8 matchup against Notre Dame.

“It’s a little sore but it’s not going to be a big factor in the game, I’m doing a lot better and continue to get treatment and things like that,” he told reporters.

Harrison is the Wildcats’ leading scorer and is averaging 9.3 points per game through the first three games of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Top-ranked Kentucky and No. 3 Notre Dame are scheduled to play at 8:49 p.m.