The University of Kentucky basketball team handled the basketball as if it was coated with béarnaise sauce. The Wildcats left their 3-point shot in Rupp Arena. UK provided more material for skeptics who snipe that a short bench will trip the Wildcats in March. True, true, true. So is this: Despite all that uneven play, Kentucky still outlasted Louisiana State, 60-51, in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at New Orleans Arena Friday.
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 December 10, 1951, Bob Burrow collected 34 rebounds against Temple for the most rebounds ever in a single game by a Kentucky player.
- On December 10, 1977, as top-ranked UK is defeating Kansas on “Adolph Rupp Night” in Allen Field House on Naismith Drive in Lawrence, Kansas, Rupp dies. Thousands would participate in the funeral procession in Lexington.
- On December 10, 2011, Indiana's Christian Watford hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Assembly Hall to stun No. 1 Kentucky. It's only the second time Indiana had beaten a top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.