Kentucky hosts Rider in the final round of the campus-portion of the Cancun Challenge. The Wildcats enter the game on a three-game winning streak, including an exciting 102-92 win over Sam Houston State on Thursday. For the third straight game, UK was led in scoring by a freshman, this time DeMarcus Cousins did the honors with a team-high 27 points to go along with a game-high 18 rebounds. It was Cousins second straight double-double. Freshman John Wall (21) and junior Patrick Patterson (20) joined Cousins win the 20-point club while Eric Bledsoe (19) and Darius Miller (15) also scored in double-digits. The Wildcats also hit a season-best 11 three-pointers. Go here for more game notes and pre-game quotes from Calipari, Jon Hood and Perry Stevenson.
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.