The top-ranked University of Kentucky 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 UK…
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.