Kentucky fans, I’m sure, enjoy the fact that Grantland.com created an entire region specifically of Duke players in its bracket of college basketball’s most hated players. The bracket’s regions consist of the most hated players in the 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s….and Duke. Who would make a bracket of Kentucky’s biggest “villains” in history? Whether they were just hated players, or helped hand UK some of its toughest losses, we want you to sound off in the comments section below. Who are UK’s biggest villains? Which former opponents, players and coaches, do you “hate” the most?
But first, read the article and check out the bracket over at Grantland.
Now, it’s our turn to select the top “villains” in UK history, but we need your help!
The first three photos above need no introduction to KSR readers. The fourth, is Notre Dame’s Austin Carr. Although Carr’s Notre Dame team held only a 1-3 record against Kentucky, including a loss in the 1970 NCAA Tournament, he put up some incredible numbers against the Cats in the annual rivalry at Freedom Hall. In his four games against Kentucky, Austin Carr scored 23, 43, 50 and 52 points. His 50 points in Freedom Hall on December 29th, 1970 downed the Cats by a score of 99-92. The win in Carr’s final meeting against Kentucky served as revenge for the NCAA Tournament loss in the previous season, in which Carr scored 52 points but the Irish fell to Kentucky, 109-99, in the NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinals in Columbus, OH.
Now lets let the fun begin. Sound off in the comments section. Who do you hate the most?