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Ohio State celebrated upsetting Kentucky by picking up 5'9 A.J. Harris

If you upset a Top 5 team after a 5-5 start, you've got to lift up a 5'9 guy.

A.J. Harris is not a very tall guy.

In a game that featured Kentucky's 5'9 Tyler Ulis, Harris -- who is also listed at 5'9 -- seemed like the shortest guy on the court.

But size ain't nothing but a number.

Harris had stretches where he completely locked up his fellow undersized point guard, and Ohio State head coach Thad Matta clearly trusted the true freshman Harris, leaving him in to play in crunch time down the stretch.

Harris didn't panic at all and the Buckeyes departed the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY with a stunning 74-67 win over No. 4 Kentucky, arguably the most talented team in the country.

As the game clock reached all zeroes, Buckeyes shooting guard Kam Williams didn't quite know what to do with himself. When Harris walked towards him to high five and celebrate, Williams just went ahead and went with instinct and lifted Harris in celebration:

An awesome end to an awesome March-esque afternoon of basketball.