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Dexter Strickland of North Carolina thinks they should have won the NCAA title last year

Anthony Davis - photo from KyKernel.com of recently spoke to Dexter Strickland of :  “I asked him whether he still thought about how everything might have been different last season if Kendall Marshall and he had been on the court for the NCAA tournament — and John Henson had been healthy as well.  “All the time,” he said. “I'll be honest. If nobody got hurt, you might as well have given us the trophy. Nobody had the ability to stop us.”  I don't agree it would have been a sure thing, but it certainly would have been one heck of a game that could have gone either way. Remember, Kentucky needed an Anthony Davis last-second block to take care of the Tar Heels earlier in the season at Rupp. ”

 

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player.  The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.

 

On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.

 

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