Patrick Patterson is a freshman when it comes to the NCAA Tournament. A bad wheel restricted his dancing moves in the 2008 tourney and a subpar season in 2009 didn't even warrant an invite to the Big Dance. But while the unused dancing shoes might not show it, Patterson's experience will loom large in March. On a team dominated by youth and inexperience, it has long been said that Kentucky will only go as far as its veteran leader is capable of taking them.
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 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player. The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.
- On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.