From Dickie V: “In breaking down the brackets, I really feel one region stands out as the most difficult. I look at the South as the toughest. Top-seed Kentucky doesn't have a cakewalk to New Orleans. The selection committee did the Wildcats no favor by putting Connecticut as a potential second game in the big dance. Jim Calhoun's defending national champions have experience and could give the ‘Cats all they can handle.”
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 27, 1956, Kentucky scored 143 points against Georgia for the most points ever scored by a Kentucky team in a single game.
- On February 27, 1956, Kentucky made 60 field goals against Georgia for the most field goals ever made in a single game by a Kentucky team.
- On February 27, 2016, freshman Jamal Murray scored 33 points at Vanderbilt.