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Fewer points, less rebounds has helped equal more success for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson - photo by Michael DeMocker | The Times-Picayune

- photo by Michael DeMocker | The Times-Picayune

Three fewer points plus two fewer rebounds helped equal 10 times more success, and to Patrick Patterson's way of thinking, the new math adds up just fine. Statistically, the junior forward's numbers are down almost across the board compared to last season — points (17.9 to 14.7), rebounds (9.3 to 7.3), minutes (33.7 to 33.3). What is up significantly is his profile, and that of his team, the No. 1 seed in the East Region that's 33-2 entering tonight's second-round game against ninth-seeded Wake Forest at the New Orleans Arena.

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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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