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Unselfishness sets these Wildcats apart

Marquis Teague - photo by Regina Rickert | WildcatWorld.comThe top-ranked University of men's basketball team is trying to do something it hasn't since 1998: cut down the nets at the end of the NCAA Tournament.  The Wildcats are also threatening to do something few teams have in the history of the game: finish a season with six players averaging double figures in scoring.  They believe those two pursuits are not mutually exclusive. Sharing the ball, burying the egos and dividing the burden of carrying

 

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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.

 

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