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Tennessee’s “weapons” upend No. 1 Kansas

Tennesee celebrates - photo by Wade Payne | AP

Tennesee celebrates - photo by Wade Payne | AP

The University of used a late 7-0 run to pull away from No. 1 76-68 and send the Jayhawks to their first loss of the college basketball season.  Scotty Hopson scored 17 points and Bobby Maze added 16 to lead a short-handed Tennessee squad, ranked 16th in the Associated Press media poll, to the win at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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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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