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Coach Calipari writes letters to his players to inspire them

To foster a live-for-today attitude, Calipari wrote each player a letter of introduction.  “To get them inspired,” the coach said, “and to have a daily message in the back of their minds to themselves that, ‘Hey, I've got something to do.'”  Read article.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player.  The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.

 

On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.

 

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