Five University of Kentucky basketball recruiting targets are scheduled to play in Rupp Arena on Jan. 8 in an event dubbed “Rumble at the Rupp,” according to the Web site FiveStarBasketball.com. The nine-game schedule features several Kentucky schools, including Scott County and Bryan Station, in addition to teams from as far away as Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.
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 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105. Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum. This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.