After posting two of its most impressive displays this season in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats make their 21st appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 taking on the Cornell Big Red. The Wildcats earned a berth in the regional semifinals with a 90-60 win over Wake Forest in the second round in New Orleans.
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.