On this date in Kentucky basketball history…

James Blackmon saw Santa Claus a few hours before most people, and he just happened to be wearing blue.  “A Christmas Eve win on the road under these conditions is just super,” the Wildcat coach said Saturday after freshman guard banked in a 15-foot jumper with two seconds left to give No. 2 ranked a 56-54 non-conference college basketball victory over a determined Illinois squad.

 

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