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NBA: All Star Saturday Night Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

History was made on Saturday night at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Former Kentucky Wildcats star Karl-Anthony Towns took the Three Point Contest crown and set a record while doing so.

Towns hit a record 29 threes in the final round to win the contest, finishing atop fellow contestants CJ McCollum, Desmond Bane, Fred VanVleet, Luke Kennard, Patty Mills, Trae Young and Zach LaVine.

The record he broke was ironically held by his former Kentucky teammate, Devin Booker, who hit 28 threes in the final round during the 2018 three point shooting contest. Towns was the lone big man in the field and had the longest odds to win at 12-1.

For reference, Towns winning the three point contest was a bigger upset than the Jacksonville Jaguars beating the Indianapolis Colts in Week 18 of this year’s NFL season.

The former No. 1 overall pick is in the third year of a Super Max deal with the Timberwolves. Three quarters of the way through the season, Minnesota is currently the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference. The franchise hasn’t made the playoffs since 2018, but appear to have a competent team built around Towns and rising star Anthony Edwards.

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Rupp Arena was at its best on Saturday afternoon - Kentucky Sports Radio

Amazing atmosphere in Lexington.

College basketball winners and losers - USA Today

Could Auburn potentially lose out on a one-seed?

Grady stepped up big as UK’s fill-in point guard - Kentucky Sports Radio

Will we see more of Grady as a playmaker?

Shorthanded Kentucky rallies for gut-check win over Bama - Cats Illustrated

Biggest win of the season?

Calipari updates Washington & Wheeler’s statuses - Kentucky Sports Radio

Need them both back very, very soon.

LeBron James: ‘Door’s not closed’ on return to Cleveland - ESPN

Who thinks Cleveland would take him back a second time?

Towns wins 3-Point Contest, breaks shooting record - Kentucky Sports Radio

Special night for KAT.

Brian Flores joins Steelers - Yahoo!

The former Dolphins coach finds a new team.