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John Wall remains the No. 1 point guard and freshman in the nation

From 's John Wall maintained his status as the nation's best point guard and the nation's No. 1 freshman. Wall was two assists away from a triple-double in an 81-75 overtime victory over Mississippi State. He followed that up by scoring Kentucky's final five points and making a critical block in the closing seconds of a 58-56 victory at Vanderbilt. “Maybe he doesn't score 20-plus points,” forward DeMarcus Cousins said after the Vanderbilt game. “He's still going to make key plays down the stretch that help the team.”

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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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