John Pelphrey didn't realize how unique — and challenging — the early portion of Arkansas' 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.
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 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.