College basketball fans eagerly anticipating next season's Duke-Kentucky matchup won't have to wait until Nov. 13 to see Mike Krzyzewski coach against John Calipari. On Thursday night in Las Vegas, the Krzyzewski-led U.S. national team will face the Dominican Republic,coached by Calipari, in an exhibition game. Calipari nearly directed the Dominican team to a berth in this summer's London Olympics, but it lost 88-73 on Sunday against Nigeria, which qualified for the last spot and will join the United States, Lithuania, Tunisia, France and Argentina in Group A.
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.