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Former Cat Rajon Rondo breaks Bob Cousy’s Celtics team assist mark

With an alley-oop lob to Kevin Garnett on Friday night at TD Garden, guard Rajon Rondo broke Bob Cousy's single-season franchise record by registering his 716th assist. Rondo entered Friday's game against the Houston Rockets one assist shy of the 50-year-old mark and tied Cousy's 1959-60 total by setting up a 3-pointer by Paul Pierce 90 seconds in. With 8:45 to play in the first quarter, Rondo lobbed a perfect feed to Garnett from the top of the key, and the easy slam established the new mark.

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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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