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Former Cat John Pelphrey in middle of ‘emotional’ stretch

John Pelphrey didn't realize how unique — and challenging — the early portion of ' Southeastern Conference schedule was going to be until last Saturday.  His team had just picked up a much-needed win, beating Alabama 71-59 in Bud Walton Arena. It ended a four-game slide. And there was a little extra emotion because one of Pelphrey's best friends, Alabama coach Anthony Grant, was on the opposite bench.

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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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