It probably wasn't 10 minutes after Cornell annihilated Wisconsin Sunday in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament that Pittsburgh attorney Gregg Otto sent an e-mail to good friend and one-time college roommate Hank South of Sewickley. “Do you think a Cornell team could ever beat a team from the University of Kentucky?” Otto asked. How South must have laughed.
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.