Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison has apologized for uttering an obscenity and a racial slur as a question about Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky was being asked Saturday night during a postgame news conference at the Final Four.
Harrison and the Wildcats were upset 71-64 by the Badgers, spoiling their quest to complete a perfect season.
First i want to apologize for my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know.— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015
When I realized how this could be perceived I immediately called big frank to apologize and let him know I didn't mean any disrespect— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015
We had a good conversation and I wished him good luck in the championship game Monday.— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015
A reporter directed a question about Kaminsky toward Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns: "Karl, could you talk about Kaminsky and what if anything is unique about defending him?" the reporter said.
Near the end of the question, a live microphone picked up Harrison muttering "F--- that n----" as his hand covered his mouth.
Social media immediately lit up with questions about what Harrison said accompanied by video clips of his response. The AP reviewed an audio recording of the press conference, and the phrase is audible, but muffled.
The team planned to speak with Harrison.
"We have no comment until we have had a chance to evaluate it," Kentucky spokesman Eric Lindsey said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.