Aaron Harrison looked like he had a vision playing out in his mind.
A freshman struggling through an up and down season, Harrison sat at the podium in Colonial Life Arena looking as though he knew what lay ahead, but was frustrated because he wasn’t allowed to tell anyone else.
Coming off another tough loss just two days after falling at home in overtime to unranked Arkansas, Kentucky seemed to be in its deepest valley in a season that had peaks few and far between. Just four months earlier, many national pundits were saying these Cats could go undefeated, and they themselves didn’t exactly shy away from the talk, now they were 21-8 and 11-5 in the Southeastern Conference.
But after losing to a South Carolina team that had entered that night’s game on a three-game losing streak, including each of the previous two games by more than 15 points each, it was gut-check time for the Wildcats.