|Kentucky at Mississippi State
Wednesday, Feb. 25 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Game Notes: UK | MSU
|TV: SEC Network
Radio: UK Sports Network
Live Video via SEC Network+
Kentucky continues to overwhelm opponents as it chases college basketball's first undefeated season in 39 years.
The top-ranked Wildcats head to Mississippi State on Wednesday night to face a Bulldogs team that might not stand much of a chance if it can't reduce its turnovers.
Kentucky (27-0, 14-0 SEC) has matched the 1995-96 team's school-record 27-game winning streak, also tying the longest run by a John Calipari-coached team. He won 27 in a row in 2008-09 at Memphis.
A weak season for the conference, which includes five teams with .500 or worse records overall, has left the Wildcats mostly unchallenged. Their last three wins have been by a combined 87 points with an average plus-15.3 rebounding margin. Kentucky's plus-22.1 scoring differential is the highest since Duke's 24.7 mark in 1998-99.
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 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.