John Calipari's reaction to the news his team would almost certainly take over the top spot in both major polls wasn't exactly what you expect. When top-ranked Syracuse lost on Saturday evening to pave Kentucky's path to No. 1, Calipari didn't break out a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Instead, he found himself resisting the urge to call Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim to express his anger at having to guide his young team through another set of pressures.
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 22, 1969, Dan Issel joined the 1,000-point club. He did it in 49 games.