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Let’s cool it with all that ‘Best Point Guard in the Nation’ talk


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There's been a lot of debate over whether Sherron Collins of Kansas or 's John Wall is the better point guard.  One Missouri fan believes that argument settled itself last night when Tennesee upset then No. 1 Kansas.  I agree.  From, “Pro talent does not equate wins in the NCAA. Look at the 08 Championship for proof. But if you want to talk about who the best players actually are, you should go on talent, not being a senior that validates a flawed system.”

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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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