Aaron Harrison's Game-Winner Made Kentucky's Coaches and AD a Lot of Money

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 30, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30:  head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with his coaching staff after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72 in the midwest regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Kentucky's Aaron Harrison sent his team to the Final Four with a last-second three-pointer, but the players aren't the real winners here. It's the athletic director and coaches that will reap the benefits.

Sure, the players get a chance to play in the Final Four and possibly the championship game. However, thanks to a freshman's shot, coach John Calipari and other Kentucky staff members will receive nice bonuses:

At a time in which many people are pushing for student-athletes to get paid, that's not a good look for the NCAA.

[USA TODAY Sports]

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