Throughout Kentucky's young season the storylines have largely focused on the play and importance of Tyler Ulis to the team and season's success. It is for that reason that many in the Big Blue Nation perhaps felt a little Thanksgiving indigestion after the sophomore went down in the first half Friday.
With 5:27 to play in the opening half, Ulis went down holding his right arm after a USF player dove after a loose ball. The official word from Kentucky was a hyperextended right elbow, and his status is day to day, a glowing report considering the alternative.
“I haven't even spoken to him,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “I know he's in a sling. So let's hope it's not — there was a play where there was a loose ball. The other guy should have dove on it. Because he didn't, Tyler dove on it. And so that's — it's a freak kind of deal, but that's how it happened. He's hurt right now, but we'll see.”
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.