Moments after her only son left his mark on Madison Square Garden – after Kentucky freshman John Wall proved once more why he is the best college basketball player in America – Frances Pulley stood in Section 88 of the nation's most historic basketball venue and couldn't help but feel overwhelmed. Strangers were giving her congratulatory pats on the back while autograph seekers waited for Wall to finish a television interview at center court. When he finally exited through the tunnel, fans began chanting his name. Read article.
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.