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Former Cat Rex Chapman’s son, Zeke Chapman, to play in King of the Bluegrass

From of the Louisville , “Six days until the start of the Canfield Development King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic at Fairdale High School.  And what a field tournament director Lloyd Gardner has assembled.  The KOB is my favorite event and it's loaded! Six of the eight teams in the top bracket were ranked among the state's top 25 in the preseason, while all four local teams in the bottom bracket were also in the top 25 and the four out-of-state teams are solid.”  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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