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Kentucky player apologizes to Wisconsin star for racial slur

Andrew Harrison, who is black, tweets that he apologized to Frank Kaminsky, who is white

Kevin Conlon | 4/6/2015, noon
A University of Kentucky basketball player is apologizing for the "poor choice of words" he muttered under his breath following ...
Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium played host to the NCAA Men's Final Four on April 4 and 6, 2015. (CNN)

— A University of Kentucky basketball player is apologizing for the "poor choice of words" he muttered under his breath following the team's stunning loss to Wisconsin on Saturday.

As a deflated panel of Wildcats fielded a reporter's question about Wisconsin standout Frank Kaminsky, a hot mic picked up Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison saying of Kaminsky, "Fk that (N-word)."

Harrison, who is black, took to Twitter to say he meant no disrespect to Kaminsky -- the 2015 Associated Press player of the year -- who is white.

"First I want to apologize for my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know," he tweeted. "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. We had a good conversation and I wished him good luck in the championship game Monday."

CNN reached out to both Kentucky and Wisconsin about the incident, but had not immediately heard back.

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