Anthony Davis didn't play a lot for Team USA in its gold-medal run, but he made history on Sunday nonetheless. With the United States' thrilling 107-100 victory over Spain in the gold-medal game of the 2012 Olympics, the former Wildcat star is now the youngest gold medalist in American basketball Olympic history. He's also the 10th Wildcat to win a gold medal and first since Tayshaun Prince in 2008 (Sam Bowie was awarded a medal by the President of the United States due to the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Moscow Games). “It's a great feeling,” Davis said. “It feels like the national championship all over. Being on the court with these guys jumping up and down after we won with LeBron and Kobe, KD, Melo, all the players on the team, a great feeling.” The gold medal completes one of the most decorated years of any basketball player ever.
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.