Had it been Eric Bledsoe knocking down a three point prayer, or DeMarcus Cousins finishing on a put back, we'd probably be agonizing over that 18-point Wildcat deficit in the first half. And even though it actually resulted in a win, we'd probably still harp on the fact that Kentucky always has a glaring early season blunder that gives us all a good belly laugh the next morning. But when it's John Wall – The Savior, The Hyper-Hyped, Cal's Kid – you laud and praise the young's man ability to go coast to coast and casually hit a 12-foot jumper that proves every bit of his worth, and forget about whatever the hell happened for the first 39 minutes and 57 seconds of the game. Read article.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 23, 1970, Dan Issel scored 47 points against Alabama.
- On February 23, 2019, with an 80-53 victory over Auburn, 10th-year head coach John Calipari moves past Joe B. Hall for the second most victories by a UK head coach in program history. He trails only the Baron of the Bluegrass, Adolph Rupp.