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For Kentucky’s John Wall, the number 11 is a matter of function

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- photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

For University of basketball star John Wall, the number 11 is a matter of function. For University of Louisville point guard Peyton Siva, the number 3 is a show of faith.  's DeAndre Liggins wears No.34 on his back to honor a fallen family member.  There are, it seems, almost as many rationales for choosing a jersey number as there are numbers from which to choose, and often athletes sport deeply personal digits.

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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.

 

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