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Former Cat Rajon Rondo leads Boston with 30 points, 15 assists

Rajon Rondo - photo by Ben Margot | AP

- photo by Ben Margot | AP

The Celtics gave their fans delusions of dominance with their win Friday at Orlando without Paul Pierce. Their stellar defensive effort masked their offensive shortcomings without their All-Star forward.  The past two nights the Celtics have been inept in the fourth quarter offensively, and last night they dropped another game with poor execution, losing, 103-99, to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.

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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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