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Patrick Patterson doesn’t want to share the Southeastern Conference title

Patterson and third-ranked can win the title outright in the team's regular-season finale against Sunday at Rupp Arena. Although the Wildcats have already locked up a top seed for next week's Tournament in Nashville, Patterson said beating the Gators and ending the regular-season on a high note is a top priority.  “We believe that we deserve the SEC title and we don't want to share it with ,” he said. “Vanderbilt will most likely win their last home game, and if we want the title we're going to have to win on Sunday. We respect Vanderbilt as a team, but we believe we deserve the title.”

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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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