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Barry “Slice” Rohrssen is Kentucky’s new recruiting ace

Barry Rohrssen with Walter Cornett - photo by Tammie Brown

with Walter Cornett – photo by Tammie Brown

Former basketball assistant coach accepted a head coaching job with the University of South Florida in March, leaving an open seat on the bench.

That seat was filled by head coach 's longtime friend, Barry “Slice” Rohrssen, who joined the staff after just one season as an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh.

“I was humbled when John Calipari asked me to become a member of his outstanding staff,” Rohrssen said in a statement released by UK in May. “(Calipari) embodies the meaning of the word ‘success.' The way he prepares young men for their future, in both basketball and life, is remarkable.”

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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.


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