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Phil Argento

phil_argento04-customOne of the most prolific scorers in Cleveland high school basketball annals, he astounded fans with a 66-point outburst against Cleveland South in 1964. Played for Cleveland West from 1962 through 1965, twice winning all-scholastic honors. Went on to the University of , playing for fabled Adolph Rupp in 1967, '68 and '69. He became a starter as a sophomore and captained the Wildcats as a senior. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, he played instead in the National Amateur Basketball League for five seasons and later became a high school coach.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On December 10, 1951, Bob Burrow collected 34 rebounds against Temple for the most rebounds ever in a single game by a Kentucky player.


On December 10, 1977, as top-ranked UK is defeating Kansas on “Adolph Rupp Night” in Allen Field House on Naismith Drive in Lawrence, Kansas, Rupp dies. Thousands would participate in the funeral procession in Lexington.


On December 10, 2011, Indiana's Christian Watford hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Assembly Hall to stun No. 1 Kentucky.  It's only the second time Indiana had beaten a top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.