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Loss to Vols just a bump in the road for Cats

 

didn't go down without a fight. The second-ranked Wildcats overcame a double-digit deficit in a hostile environment but came up short in a 74-65 loss to Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Kentucky (27-2, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) came out sluggish and Tennessee capitalized. The early onslaught by the Volunteers — an 18-0 run after falling behind 4-0 — was enough to overcome a late comeback by the Cats who displayed the ability to claw back despite the first-half collapse under pressure. “We (didn't) quit,” Kentucky coach said. “That is all I can ask of my team. To think about that, and have a chance to win on the road, I am stunned.”

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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.

 

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