John Wall arrived in Nashville with plenty of hype after being named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year earlier this week. Wall didn't necessarily bring down the house at Bridgestone Arena in the first half of Kentucky's 73-67 triumph over Alabama in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Wall scored just seven points in the Wildcats' dreadful showing in the opening half that featured an 11-point deficit and provided more worries than expected for most of the Kentucky contingent that followed the team to Music City.
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 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.