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Despite what John Calipari says, Kentucky is now firmly back among the nation’s elite

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Welcome back, basketball. You've been missed.   When the school hired more than eight months ago, tremors shook the college basketball world. When Calipari hauled in the nation's No. 1 recruiting class, opposing coaches let out a collective “Uh oh.”  Read article.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.


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