CLEVELAND — Exactly one year ago Saturday, Julius Randle found Aaron Harrison in the corner of the basketball court at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Harrison caught the ball, rose up with a shot over Louisville's Russ Smith, and delivered the dagger that eliminated the Cardinals and improbably sent the Cats on to the Elite Eight.
Two days later, he did the same thing to Michigan.
Six days after that, Wisconsin was the victim.
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Three game-winning three-pointers in a nine-day stretch that Kentucky basketball fans who experienced it will surely never forget.
Harrison's teammates agreed on two points Friday.
1.) They had never seen anything like it.
2.) They don't care to see anything like it again.
So far in this NCAA Tournament, there hasn't been an opportunity.
The undefeated Wildcats have won their first three tournament games by a combined 75 points. They play Notre Dame on Saturday night with a trip to the Final Four on the line.
None of them want Harrison to have to make another buzzer-beating three to get there.
"Nahhh," said sophomore guard Dominique Hawkins. "I don't ever wish for a close game. I want to be able to destroy a team and just move on."
Freshman point guard Tyler Ulis gave a quick "no" when asked whether he'd like to see something like that in person.
"I don't want to be in that position," Ulis said. "Hopefully it doesn't come down to that."
You'd think Harrison's own father would enjoy seeing his son sink another clutch shot on the big stage. You'd be wrong.
"Not a chance," said Aaron Harrison Sr. "I want every one of them to be by 40 points."
Harrison himself — the maker of the threes and the legend of last year's postseason run — started shaking his head sideways before the question was even finished.
"No," he said. "Not at all. I'd rather win handily than shoot the last shot. But, I mean, who wouldn't?"
Harrison — the preseason pick for SEC player of the year — has had somewhat of an uneven sophomore season for the Wildcats, a team with so many talented players that some are bound to get lost in the shuffle on any given night.
He's failed to score more than three points on five occasions this season. He's finished with fewer than 10 points in 14 of the Cats' 37 games.
But he also leads UK in scoring, and he's turning it on at just the right time.
Harrison made five of 10 three-point attempts and averaged a team-high 12.5 points in UK's past two victories over Cincinnati and West Virginia, and he probably would have scored more against the Mountaineers if not for a grisly finger injury.
(Harrison said Friday that the finger is fine and shouldn't affect him against Notre Dame).
UK's multi-pronged attack prevented Harrison from getting the time and touches he would need to fulfill the expectation and earn SEC player of the year honors. He wasn't even one of the seven guys to make the first team.
And that's OK with him.
He doesn't care about individual honors, and he's not reliving his past glories.
Instead, he's fixated on a failure.
"Everyone grows with maturity and age," Harrison said. "I know how it feels to go to the Final Four and lose that last game. And I just can't imagine having that feeling again. I think that's what's driving our team."
Andrew Harrison says his twin brother rarely talks about last season's trio of three-pointers. And he wasn't all that surprised to see those shots fall.
Both Andrew and Aaron Sr. spoke of that something special that UK's biggest shot-maker possesses, something he's had since he first started playing the game.
"Stuff," Andrew called it.
"Just inside, he has ultimate confidence and the ultimate belief that he's going to make the last shot," Andrew said. "I want to say he has some Kobe (Bryant) in him, I guess. Put it like that."
Aaron's teammates talked Friday about how much they'll need him for what they hope will be three more NCAA Tournament games.
They hope he does his thing at the beginning of games — like when he scored eight of UK's first 10 points to run away from West Virginia on Thursday.
But, if the Cats find themselves in a fight, they know who they can count on.
Dad has been watching it for longer than anybody.
"Absolutely, he'll want the ball," Harrison Sr. said. "I would be surprised if Coach calls a play where he didn't get the ball at the end of the game. Actually, I've heard Coach tell him, 'When it comes to the end of the game, we're going to give it to Aaron.' And we know that."