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John Wall with Walter Cornett

John Wall with Walter Cornett

Walter Cornett, of Elizabethtown, 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. WildcatWorld.com’s mission is to be a one-stop shop for all your Kentucky basketball information.  Our emphasis is the history of the program.  You’ll find schedules and rosters dating back to the very beginnings of Kentucky basketball and you will find some of the best Kentucky basketball player biographies on the world wide web right here.  Feel free to contact us with news, suggestions, photos, ideas, etc at walter at wildcatworld [dot] com.

Walter Cornett and Drake - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

Walter Cornett and Drake – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

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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