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Guarding against frustration, John Wall blooms at Kentucky

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- photo by Walter Cornett | Wildcatworld.com

John Wall, the freshman who has made the greatest impact on this college men's basketball season, also has had moments of frustration.  “When you're new and things aren't going your way, you get hard on yourself,” says teammate Patrick Patterson. “He tends to do that. He gets mad at himself. He has messed up and turned the ball over. … He puts his head down and pouts. That's what every freshman does. He's still learning.”

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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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