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Kentucky’s issues with guarding the three will be exposed today

Darius Miller

Darius Miller - photo by Walter Cornett |

The 3-point shot is known as the great equalizer in the college game.  It's how the mid-majors have pulled upsets in the NCAA Tournament throughout the years, how teams have come back from insane deficits and what's revolutionized the game.  The general consensus heading into Saturday's - game is that the Cats have the advantage talent wise. But don't think for a second the 3-point shot can't even things up.

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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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