From Tom Leach: “After back-to-back losses to Notre Dame and Baylor, with no clear cut answer about the point guard position, Kentucky's chances of winning the annual rivalry showdown with Louisville looked bleak. When the game tips off this Saturday, four weeks later, the Wildcats are far from a favorite but Big Blue Nation can at least say UK is a much-improved team–and we'll see how it goes from there.
Ryan Harrow is coming off his best game as a Cat and looks like he has seized command of the point guard position. And Alex Poythress' play last Saturday–while not the complete performance his coach is looking for–was still his best all-around game since the streak of four straight 20-point games ended in the loss at Notre Dame.
Poythress may well be the key to Kentucky's chance at an upset. To me, he's the most hard-to-guard player on UK's roster when he's playing at his best. And those are the kinds of players who lead their teams to wins in games they're not supposed to win.”
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.