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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Friday Flashback- 1998, UK vs Stanford


People always reminisce about some of the great games of the past 25 years for Kentucky.  Games like Duke in 1992 and 1998, the Final Four game in 1996 against UMASS, and even losses in classic NCAA games like Michigan State in 2005 or Arizona in 1997.  But there are a couple games that I don’t think get enough mention sometimes for their quality, clutch moments, and key figures becoming legends.  I like to post some of those highlights, or in this case a full game, over the summer just to wet your beak coming into next season.

One of those games was the 1998 Final Four game against Stanford.  Everybody remembers the Elite 8 against Duke and the national championship against Utah, but the game that was sandwiched in between those could have easily been the game that ended that season.  Stanford played quite well and had the Cats down double figures early before another late UK comeback pushed the Cats into a 3rd straight title game.  Enjoy the entire broadcast of that 1998 classic while on your lunch break or after work:

Article written by Bryan the Intern

7 responses to “BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Friday Flashback- 1998, UK vs Stanford”

  1. Bigblueblitz

    I never got to watch this game because I found out my dad had a heart attack right before it started, I was just 16 at the time. However, my dad made it and I got to enjoy watching the Utah game with him from his hospital room. I’m very thankful he is still alive today.

  2. Buddy

    I had forgotten just how biased Billy Packer was against UK even when announcing a game that didn’t involve an ACC school!

  3. m4ff3w

    This was the first UK game I ever got to see in person. It was a great game and amazing experience.

  4. Slim Dunkman

    How physical was Stanford? They seemed to get every rebound. Arthur Lee and Mark Madsen killed us. And how could we forget Peter Sour?

  5. amirite

    nice try stanford this ain’t no spellin bee

  6. JerryC

    “People always reminisce about some of the great games of the past 25 years…”
    Ya, because we all know Kentucky has only played basketball for 25 years.

  7. jcatron

    Not a lot of superstars on this team but they had 10 guys who could play with anyone. Great depth! Sounds like this coming year…except we have that plus superstars :)