With most Southeastern Conference men's basketball teams starting the second half of their league schedules this week, the race for MVP may be down to three. Kentucky freshman guard John Wall, South Carolina senior guard Devan Downey and Kentucky freshman forward DeMarcus Cousins already have taken turns as the primary candidate for the honor. Wall was the favorite as the Wildcats raced to a 19-0 start, but he was overshadowed by Downey on Jan. 26, when the Gamecocks pulled off a 68-62 upset in Columbia.
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.