Saturday's game will feature a reunion of over 40 former players to honor Joe B. Hall. The ceremony will celebrate Hall's career, which included a national championship and three Final Four appearances, and coincides with the 25th anniversary of his retirement. Bob Guyette (Arizona) and Scott Courts (California) and Kevin Grevey (Washington D.C.) among those traveling great distances to visit coach. Players and Hall will be recognized at the game and visit with current Wildcats after the game according to organizer and ex-Cat Jerry Hale. Only two of Joe B's boys are deceased. Bob Fowler passed away a few years ago and Mel Turpin this past summer.
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.