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Former Cats named to inaugural Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame class

Rex Chapman

high school basketball is getting its own Hall of Fame. It will not only have a brick-and-mortar structure, but also a mission of conveying the “essence” of the game to the state's young people.  The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches made that announcement on Tuesday and named the Hall of Fame's first inductees.  The inaugural class is made up of 16 former players and coaches…

 

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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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