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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | March 27, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- Kentucky needed something to gets its second wind, to hold off an oncoming express train in ugly red uniforms. The Wildcats had watched their early 21-point lead evaporate, and Massachusetts was charging hard, trailing by two with 5 1/2 minutes left.That's when Lennie Wirtz, who was officiating basketball games before John Calipari was born, stepped in and stopped the Minutemen cold. He called a controversial technical against the Massachusetts coach, and Kentucky was able to breathe again.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | March 25, 1995
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The would-be king was paying homage to the grizzled master yesterday."Coach [Dean] Smith, like wine, has gotten better with age," said Kentucky's Rick Pitino. "In the modern-day coaching world, I don't think [what Smith has done] will ever be duplicated."Smith, the legendary 64-year-old coach of North Carolina, has 21 years and 546 wins on Pitino. Tonight, when North Carolina faces Kentucky in the Southeast Regional final at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, they'll match X's and O's for the right to go to the Final Four.
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By Paul McMullen | March 30, 1998
What: NCAA championshipWhere: Alamodome, San AntonioWhen: 9: 18 tonightTV/Radio: Chs. 13, 9/WBAL (1090 AM)Line: Kentucky by 3 1/2Final Four histories: Kentucky is in its 13th Final Four and has six titles to its credit, second only to UCLA. Utah is in its fourth Final Four; the Utes' only title came in 1944.NCAA seeds: Kentucky won the Southeastern Conference tournament to earn an automatic berth and was seeded No. 2 in the South Regional. Utah lost the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament to UNLV and was an at-large selection, seeded No. 3 in the West.
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By Gary Lambrecht | March 22, 2002
The game What: NCAA tournament East Regional semifinal Site: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. Time: 10:03 p.m. (approx.) TV/Radio: Chs. 13, 9/WBAL (1090 AM) Line: Maryland by 6 The teams Maryland: 28-4, Atlantic Coast Conference champions at 15-1; 19th NCAA appearance. Kentucky: 22-9, fourth in the Southeastern Conference at 10-6; 43rd NCAA appearance. The frontcourts Kentucky has an outstanding player in forward Tayshaun Prince, who is coming off a 41-point effort against Tulsa and has been its leading scorer all season.
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By Kelly Carter and Kelly Carter,Dallas Morning News | January 20, 1991
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- It's Friday night, and Bravo Pitino's is hopping as usual. Downstairs, former New York Knicks coach Stu Jackson shares a laugh with a few gentlemen. Moments later, LSU center Shaquille O'Neal very noticeably walks through the door.Upstairs, another former Knicks coach, the one for which the restaurant is named, sits at a table in the middle on the floor, the easier to see and be seen.Patrons begin clapping as the violinists from the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra break out in a soothing rendition of the University of Kentucky fight song.
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By John Eisenberg | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- It all started on a school bus motoring through the southern Maryland countryside on the way to Baltimore, where Tubby Smith would come to cheer for the Bullets and Orioles when he was a kid living in St. Mary's County back in the '50s and '60s."
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By John Clay and John Clay,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 17, 1991
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No one is certain where the name originated. It may have come from a sportswriter. Or a broadcaster. Or a fan. Or even the old Baron himself. It was a perfect fit, nonetheless, as much as they were a perfect fit. He was Adolph Rupp. They were his runts.And they were special.They remain so a silver anniversary later. Great basketball teams have come and gone at the University of Kentucky. Five have earned National Collegiate Athletic Association titles. The "runts" did not, coming within a victory of the coveted trophy, which haunts them still.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer | March 19, 1995
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kentucky's seemingly bottomless bench claimed another victim yesterday in the NCAA Southeast Regional, as Tulane wilted under the relentless pressure, 82-60, at the Pyramid.The victory advanced the second-ranked and top-seeded Wildcats into this week's regional semifinals against Arizona State in Birmingham, Ala.Kentucky (27-4) sealed the decision with one of its patented runs, an 18-0 streak in the first half after the Green Wave had weathered the initial storm to stay within 19-16.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | March 24, 1995
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Rick Pitino says he wants his Kentucky '' Wildcats to play defense as if they haven't eaten in two weeks, and last night they went on a feeding frenzy.Pressure defense and a seemingly endless bench inspired Kentucky's 97-73 drubbing of overmatched Arizona State in a Southeast Regional semifinal at Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.The victory sends the top-seeded Wildcats, 28-4 and winners of 11 in a row, against second-seeded North Carolina in tomorrow's regional final.
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