Mike Davis might best be remembered for his passionate hatred of Kentucky basketball. Or he might be best remembered for a meltdown during a Kentucky game in December of 2002 that caused him to be ejected from the game (see video below). He spent two seasons as an Alabama assistant and three on Knight's Indiana staff before getting elevated to the head job for a six-year stint that included a loss to Maryland in the 2002 national title game. It's being reported that he was fired from UAB today after a 6 year stint.
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.