When most kids leave home for a college campus for the first time, they have a number of items on their list of things to bring with them.
There are the necessities: clothes, bed sheets, laundry detergent and hamper. The essentials: TV, laptop, fridge and microwave. And then there are the wants: perhaps a video game console, a DVD or Blu-ray player, headphones, or pictures of mom and dad.
Karl Towns' list looked like most other teenagers when he left Piscataway, N.J., for the rolling hills of Kentucky. It included the bed sheets, the hamper, the TV and the microwave, but there was also an item you wouldn't find 99 percent of 18-year-old males in possession of that Towns won't go anywhere without.
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.