Kentucky coach John Calipari was planning to sit down with his team on Tuesday to go over the expected ascension to No. 1 next week. Of course, the Wildcats have to beat Arkansas on Saturday for that to happen. “This was an NIT team last year,” said Calipari following top-ranked Texas' loss at Kansas State Monday night, which leaves No. 2 Kentucky as the lone remaining unbeaten.
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.