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Former Cat Derrick Jasper’s 3 in 2nd OT leads No. 24 UNLV over Arizona

Derrick Jasper - AP Photo/Wily Low

- AP Photo/Wily Low

had a big question facing it Wednesday night. Could the 24th-ranked Runnin' Rebels win away from Thomas & Mack Center, where they started the season with five straight wins?  They could, even if they had to go an extra 10 minutes to do it.  Derrick Jasper hit a 3-pointer with 1:39 left in the second overtime to help UNLV beat Arizona 74-72.  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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