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‘Little things’ made Chuck Hayes a big contributor for Kentucky

For ex-Wildcat Chuck Hayes, doing the “little things” took him to a fruitful NBA career and induction in UK Athletics Hall of Fame.

Chuck HayesAs soft-spoken and thoughtful as ever, seemed like the appropriate former teammate to explain ' place in basketball lore. You see, Hayes had an understated, yet cerebral way on the basketball court.

True basketball bennies — to borrow from Coach John Calipari — could best appreciate how Hayes affected the outcome of a game. Those of us addicted to highlight dunks, flashy passes and three-point shooting struggled to see the art of positioning and the willingness to stay within the boundaries set by the coach.

“Chuck was a guy who really, really went out there and gave his all,” Prince said last week.

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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.


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