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Patrick Patterson hasn’t ruled out returning for senior year

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- photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

At least once a day – in a class, on a bus, warming up for a game – Patrick Patterson ponders the possibility that his University of career is nearing its end. “I think about it daily, that this could possibly be my last semester,” Patterson, a junior, told The on Wednesday. “That's always in my mind, whatever I'm doing, just wanting to work hard to make this special in case it is my last semester… . When I was at Florida playing in the arena there, I said ‘This could possibly be my last time playing here.'”

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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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