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

Patrick Patterson - photo by UKAthletics.com

- photo by UKAthletics.com

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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