Kentucky's Andrew Harrison watches a ball during a practice session for the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game, in Indianapolis on April 3, 2015.
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By Justin Worland
April 5, 2015

Andrew Harrison, a guard on the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, apologized on Sunday for using a racial slur to describe an opponent in a news conference one day earlier.

Harrison, whose previously undefeated Wildcats were eliminated from the NCAA Final Four on Saturday in a stunning upset by the Wisconsin Badgers, could be heard quietly mumbling “F-ck that n—-” in reference to Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky, ESPN reports.

He backed away from that comment early Sunday morning in a series of tweets, saying it was meant “in jest.” Harrison also said he called Kaminsky to apologize and wish him luck ahead of Wisconsin’s championship game Monday night against Duke.

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