As the Kentucky Wildcats rolled by Stony Brook to kickoff their run in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, point guard Tyler Ulis was able to put his name in the history books.
During the game, Ulis recorded 10 points, 7 assists and a rebound.
That one assist was enough to move the sophomore point guard into first-place on the school’s s single-season assist leaders list. Kentucky celebrated Ulis breaking the record — which previously belonged to NBA star John Wall — in a tweet.
Ulis stands alone as the UK single-season record holder for most assists. 243 & counting. Just broke Wall's record pic.twitter.com/wJjwPRUI0E
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 18, 2016
As you may expect, Wall was paying close attention to March Madness and took the opportunity to congratulate Tyler Ulis on the achievement.
Congrats Lil bro !! RT @KySportsRadio: Tyler Ulis just broke the single season UK assist record
— John Wall (@JohnWall) March 18, 2016
What a great moment for Tyler Ulis.
Now, Ulis and the Wildcats will have to turn their attention to Saturday’s matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers.
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