Posted: Jan 20, 2014 3:11 PM
Updated: Jan 20, 2014 3:12 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Andrew Harrison knew extra practice time would eventually translate into positive game results.
The payoff came Saturday against Tennessee and Kentucky's freshman point guard looks to keep the momentum going Tuesday night against Texas A&M and the rest of the season.
Harrison scored a career-high 26 points in a 74-66 victory over the Volunteers, including 16 in the second half to help the No.14 Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) put Tennessee away. He was perfect 10 of 10 from the foul line and Kentucky made 23 of 24 free throws as a team.
But more notable for Harrison was how he got to the free throw line against Tennessee's physical lineup.
Drawing contact is a sign of Harrison's increased confidence and comfort with his role as Kentucky's floor leader.