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Florida is 4-29 all-time at Rupp Arena; trying to flip script today

 

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For ESPN.com NCAA Tournament expert Joe Lunardi, 's hopes for a return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007 rest on two things.  The Gators must win a pair of games in next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament.  UF has a first-round game with Auburn on Thursday followed by a possible second-round matchup against Western Division champion Mississippi State.  Or the Gators can beat No. 3 today in Rupp Arena.

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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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