Aaron Harrison is Kentucky's X-Factor in the 2014 NCAA Championship

By Trevor Lowry
Kentucky basketball
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Look at the Kentucky Wildcats. They disappointed during the regular season, but they still battled it out and will be playing in the 2014 NCAA Championship. This team has a lot of good players. A good amount could go on to play in the NBA. It is Aaron Harrison who is the x-factor, though.

Harrison is averaging 14.4 points per game in the Big Dance. It is his clutch shooting that has made him so good. He has probably been the most clutch player in the entire tournament.

After all, Harrison made the game-winning shot with barely any time left last game — and the one before. Both shots were three-pointers.

Harrison doesn’t necessarily have to lead the Wildcats in scoring for them to win. However, he could and it would help. He just always seems to make big shots when Kentucky needs them most. For instance, he only took one three last game. He made it and it was the game-winning shot.

The frontcourt really has to come up big in this one and it should. Kentucky does have Julius Randle. Randle is known for putting up double-doubles.

Regardless, the Wildcats have to sink some threes in this one and that is where Aaron Harrison comes in. Yes, his twin brother is going to have to run the point well and set up his teammates, but it is Aaron’s clutch shooting that could make the biggest difference in this contest.

Whether the case, no one expected Kentucky and Connecticut to be playing in the national championship. Well, look at them now.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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