A season and a half ago, Oklahoma State — a school accustomed to NCAA Tournament success — hired a basketball coach who had never won an NCAA Tournament game. C.M. Newton, the man who recommended Travis Ford to OSU athletic director Mike Holder, said in a telephone interview last week that it was not a risky hire. “I never really doubted Travis would be successful there,” Newton said. Ford celebrated his 50th game on the job when OSU gouged 22nd-ranked Texas Tech 81-52 in a Big 12 opener Saturday night.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 22, 1969, Dan Issel joined the 1,000-point club. He did it in 49 games.