LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky point guard Ryan Harrow continues to improve, so do the young Wildcats.
Harrow, a sophomore, finished with 15 points, a season-best eight assists and four steals in a 90-38 win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night in the Wildcats' final nonconference game.
Harrow's season — his first eligible to play at Kentucky (9-4) after transferring from North Carolina State — has been up and down. It began with a thud, with Harrow scoring no points in 10 minutes in the season opener against Maryland.
He then missed the next four games, one with flu-like symptoms and the next three attending to an undisclosed family matter. When he returned to the team, Harrow said he had to work to rebuild rapport with his teammates.
It took him four games to work back into the starting lineup. In four games since being re-inserted into the Wildcats' starting five, Harrow has averaged 17 points and 4.3 assists per game. In those four games, he has six turnovers as the team's primary ball-handler.
Harrow was 5 of 8 from the floor Wednesday, including a 4-of-5 performance from 3-point range.