Shortly after the Jan. 1 arrest of four of his players, Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl stood before the Volunteers and talked about the rest of the season. Tyler Smith (who has since been dismissed from the team), Melvin Goins, Brian Williams and Cameron Tatum face drugs and weapons charges. ” [Pearl] just told us to stay together,” forward Wayne Chism said. “He said if we stayed together and believed in each other, we'd still be able to beat some really good teams.”
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 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player. The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.
- On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.