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The Reed and Rob connection has Kentucky clicking

Reed Sheppard and Rob Dillingham have arguably been Kentucky basketball’s best players this season. A closer look at the unique dynamic.

At this point, everyone knows it's coming.

There are no surprises. No tricks. Regardless of the score, no matter the situation, does the exact same thing.

Right around the time that the game clock hits 17:00, the coach strolls down his bench, sticks his thumb out, and tells two talented teenagers to head to the scorer's table.

and get out of their seats, remove their warm-ups, and get ready to check in. And then the fun begins.

“It's just electric,” said senior guard . “As soon as they get in the game, the crowd just erupts. And it gives us all energy. When they come in, it definitely shows.”

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On March 2, 1970, Dan Issel scored 42 points against Auburn.

 

On March 2, 1991, before a crowd of 24,310, the then-largest crowd in Rupp arena history, the Wildcats closed out the 1990-91 season with a 22-6 overall record. Although UK was ineligible for the SEC title because of probation, the Wildcats secured the best record in the league (14-4) with a 114-93 win over Auburn to end its two-year probation. A ceremony and parade followed.

 

On March 2, 1996, with a 101-63 victory over Vanderbilt in Rupp Arena on Senior Day, UK became the first team in 40 years to finish with a perfect record in the SEC, a 16-0 sweep. It was the Wildcats’ 25th win in a row, tying the school record for consecutive wins in a season. Two games later, they set the new record at 27 games.

 

On March 2, 2012, Darius Miller, in his final performance at Rupp Arena, led Kentucky in scoring with 17 points on Senior Night in a 30-point win over Georgia.

 

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