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UK Avoids Cleveland State Upset Bid

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Andrew Harrison's three-point play broke a 57-all tie before twin brother Aaron followed with a 3-pointer with 1:20 remaining, helping No. 3 Kentucky escape stubborn Cleveland State 68-61 on Monday night.

Trailing 54-44 with 7:41 remaining and needing a breakthrough against the Vikings, the brothers helped the Wildcats close with a 24-7 run including a pair of Aaron Harrison lobs inside to Willie Cauley-Stein for dunks along with a three-point play with 3:55 left to tie it at 54.

After Bryn Forbes' 3-pointer tied it at 57, Andrew Harrison followed with his drive and free throw before Aaron Harrison added a jumper from long range for a six-point lead. Andrew Harrison scored 12 as the brothers combined for 23.

Julius Randle led Kentucky (5-1) with 15 points and 15 rebounds on a night the Wildcats shot just 36 percent.

Forbes' 22 points led the Vikings (3-3).


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