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Everyone agrees that some Mississippi fans acted without class

Greg Byrne

Greg Byrne

From 's Athletics Director, Greg Byrne:  “ESPN color analyst Jimmy Dykes said the university received a “black eye” last night, following our overtime loss to .  Because of the actions of a few, we embarrassed ourselves on national television and damaged the university's name.  The post-game events, in which some of our fans threw items on the playing floor, were totally unacceptable.  It is our goal – one of our five defining principles as an athletic department – that we will act in a first-class manner as we compete for championships.  We will never truly be considered winners – or champions – no matter the outcome of a game, if we do not act with class and integrity.”

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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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