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John Wall lives up to expectations as Cats roll

Mark Cornelison | LHL Staff - John Wall scored over Jamar Harrison in the first half as Kentucky played Clarion.

Mark Cornelison | LHL Staff - scored over Jamar Harrison in the first half as played Clarion.

When freshman John Wall went to the bench with 4:21 left, the Rupp Arena crowd rose and applauded in appreciation.  There were plenty of reasons why.  In his delayed debut for Kentucky, Wall scored a game-high 27 points, handed out nine assists and generally showed why he's considered one of college basketball's top talents despite not yet playing a regular-season game.  Read article.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On March 2, 1970, Dan Issel scored 42 points against Auburn.

 

On March 2, 1991, before a crowd of 24,310, the then-largest crowd in Rupp arena history, the Wildcats closed out the 1990-91 season with a 22-6 overall record. Although UK was ineligible for the SEC title because of probation, the Wildcats secured the best record in the league (14-4) with a 114-93 win over Auburn to end its two-year probation. A ceremony and parade followed.

 

On March 2, 1996, with a 101-63 victory over Vanderbilt in Rupp Arena on Senior Day, UK became the first team in 40 years to finish with a perfect record in the SEC, a 16-0 sweep. It was the Wildcats’ 25th win in a row, tying the school record for consecutive wins in a season. Two games later, they set the new record at 27 games.

 

On March 2, 2012, Darius Miller, in his final performance at Rupp Arena, led Kentucky in scoring with 17 points on Senior Night in a 30-point win over Georgia.

 

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