Thursday was going to be a huge day for somebody. When twins Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison announced their college decision live on national television, Kentucky scored yet another major victory on the recruiting trail and landed a backcourt capable of keeping the Wildcats in the Final Four field. It wasn't a slam dunk for John Calipari and the Wildcats as the 6-foot-5 twins from Houston (Texas) Travis, who rank Nos. 3 and 4 nationally, didn't have an easy decision. Maryland is rebuilding andMark Turgeon and his staff had deep ties to the twins, while Hall of Famer Larry Brown of SMU made a compelling case. “Coach Calipari presented a challenge for us and he told us it was going to be hard, it was going to be tough, he was going to push us every day,” Andrew said during the nationally televised announcement on ESPNU. “That's what we wanted to hear. We want to become better players.”
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.