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Two Wildcats selected preseason All-SEC by coaches

Nerlens Noel - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

– photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

In a vote by Southeastern Conference head coaches, Nerlens Noel and were named to the preseason All- teams as announced by the league office on Friday.

Noel was voted to the first team, while Poythress was named to the second team.

Noel averaged 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 's two-game exhibition schedule while Poythress averaged 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting .545 from the field.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.

 

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