ST. LOUIS -- Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison said he plans to play in Sunday's game against top-seeded Wichita State after hurting his elbow late in Friday night's win over Kansas State.
Harrison replied, "Yes, sir," when asked before the Wildcats' practice Saturday whether he planned to play. Asked whether he planned to practice, Harrison stumbled before replying, "Coaches told me to do whatever I can do. I'm going to go out and do everything I can."
Kentucky coach John Calipari said the team is ready to play without Harrison. If Harrison is at 70 percent before the game, expect to see his brother, Aaron Harrison, at point guard, or senior Jarrod Polson.
Andrew Harrison was not expected to participate much in practice on Saturday.
"We'll prepare today," Calipari said, "as if he's not (available)."
Harrison hurt his elbow with 74 seconds left while trying to strip a Kansas State player of the ball. He had an X-ray after the game that came back negative.
Harris said the belief is that he hyperextended the elbow. He was still in pain on Saturday, and said he was "taking it day by day."
Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com's Mitch Sherman was used in this report.