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Can Tar Heels overcome Kentucky’s Wall of talent?

John Wall - photo by Ed Reinke/AP

John Wall - photo by Ed Reinke/AP

Eleventh-ranked (7-1) travels to Lexington's storied Rupp Arena tomorrow afternoon (12:30 pm EST, CBS) to face fourth-ranked  (7-0) in a battle of two teams at the top of college basketball's all-time win list. The Tar Heels (1,991 all-time wins) have won five straight over the Wildcats (1,995 all-time wins), and the home fans are lathered up at the prospect of ending their losing streak. The Wildcats believe that they can creep closer to 2,000 wins and get there faster than the Tar Heels. A win tomorrow would almost certainly guarantee the latter.  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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