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The SEC benefits from Kentucky’s national prominence

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John Wall

The nonconference slates are complete, and the Southeastern Conference teams are ready to rev up for the start of a two-month battle for league supremacy. Most of the 12 teams begin league play Saturday, and many already have answered preseason questions about the . After a down season last winter, the league seems to have bounced back. It is No.5 in the current Ratings Percentage Index, with nine teams in the top 100 and seven with at least 10 wins.

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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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