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Do yourself a favor and watch this

Seven minutes of the greatest college basketball team of all time.

Plus this:

Shimmy

(H/T Storming the Floor)

Article written by Matthew Hays

61 Comments for Do yourself a favor and watch this



  1. alexpoythress is a beast says
    9:38 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    First



  2. Hicks pick up sticks
    9:40 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    2nd



  3. BPsycho
    9:43 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Teach me how to shimmy, aye!



  4. sunnycat
    9:45 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Where did Quicky Ricky get that [email protected] a$$ sweater vest?



  5. TRex
    9:50 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    This team is as much fun to watch as those guys!! the 96 cats won by an average of 20 some points
    per game. Our average margin of victory will be key to the final game.



  6. Champ
    9:50 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    JOrts first three for the Knicks!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbJX0aU1oB8



  7. hersheyisabear
    9:52 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Oh the memories!! I loved that [email protected]@



  8. Ncaa
    9:53 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    New rule: teams named uk can no longer show old film of prior success as this is a recruiting advantage



  9. Aaron
    9:53 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Cal needs to show this clip to this years team. No selfish players, ZERO. Swagger on thousand-zillion!



  10. Zoom
    9:56 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    We could have another team like that if these players would stick around more than 1 year. The guys in that video were all juniors and seniors.



  11. just saying
    9:57 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    dont get me wrong, I LOVE this year’s team, but I was at UK during the 1996-1998 run, and I firmly believe the 1996 Cats are 10+ points better than this years team. That team had future NBA guys like Nazi Mohammad, Wayne Turner and Ron Mercer coming off the bench. They had more depth and had a TON of experience with guys like Epps and Delk, and McArty, and talent like Walker. This years team very well could be the best UK team SINCE the 1996 team, but 10 games into the season, there’s no comparison



  12. Garrett
    9:57 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    That team was dope, but the music on this highlight reel is LAME.

    BTW…I love ‘Toine, but that wiggle was plain goofy haha



  13. just saying
    9:59 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    awaiting moderation???



  14. If the NCAA were a man I'd punch it in the face
    9:59 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll take that team against any college team since and beat them senseless.



  15. Jorts
    10:01 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Denim jerseys…



  16. Walden Schmidt
    10:12 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Damn, that was a fun year. No better team since.



  17. Justin
    10:12 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t get the video to play. Can someone post a link?



  18. Raleigh Cat Fan
    10:12 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    That was beautiful.



  19. Mike
    10:20 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    The shimmy was so smooth! We did have a ton of swagger. The athleticism was obviously there, but that along with our experience, helped totally dissect, dismantled and dominate teams.



  20. Roggensak
    10:21 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    WOW, we were great.. I like our team.



  21. Calipari'sInYourEar
    10:23 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    That is the most hideous methamphetamine inspired music I’ve ever heard.

    I guess you can’t teach people good taste, especially if they can’t.



  22. Section 133
    10:26 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Greatest CB team in my lifetime. Paired w/ some of the best guitar riffs south of Jimi Hendrix in the Petty song, courtesy of a guy named Tench (the afro white guy that played w. Petty at the time). Bet Rick could watch that and mourn blissfully for the days of “Bravo Pitino,” “Pitino Pasta”, Joanne’s condo at Chevy Chase Place, and those 26 inches of snow in two days in January.



  23. Roggensak
    10:26 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    oh, and I watched the video twice…Wow we had talent.. can’t wait till tomorrow.. GO CATS!!!



  24. cooler74
    10:41 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    There will never be another team like that one. They were so awesome to watch! I like this year’s team but that 95-96 team would destroy them. Go Cats!



  25. SCCat
    10:41 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    That is the best team ever – i have a commemorative Makers bottle with the entire team’s signature….it’s my favorite possession.

    I never worried about that team winning it all one time.



  26. Ncaa
    11:03 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    New rule: from now on uk fans can no longer remember the 96 team fondly



  27. Cal Purnell here
    11:05 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    I loved the ‘Toine shimmy, what a team!!



  28. jhd
    11:07 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    #10, granted McCarty and Delk were seniors, but remember that Walker was a sophomore and Mercer (the real reason we won the final game despite shooting 38%) was a freshman. Talent is talent.



  29. John
    11:14 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Is this clip of Walker dancing from the 96 Senior Night game against Vandy? If so that was my first game and only one at Rupp in the lower arena seats. That was a heck of a team and I’ll never forget the LSU game where we put 86 on the board in the first half.



  30. yessir
    11:29 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    i got a feva and the only cure is less pitino



  31. 2020
    11:40 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Only thing missing from the video was Mark Pope acing a biology test.



  32. Hal
    11:40 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    only thing grabbed by more nba players than that rim is a kardashian



  33. RidgeRunner
    11:43 pm December 19, 2011 Permalink

    Best team I ever saw that wore the UK Blue.

    However…I think this year’s team will make us a memory much in the same fashion. TJ, it’s up to you inside the next month bud.



  34. mdd34
    12:11 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    @34 – I agree totally. Watching this video made me miss Pitino… but he plays the villain so well now. It’s a shame, he really could have been legendary at UK if he stayed. Now he seems like a bitter old man at a thug school. Cal FTW.



  35. blitzedanddazed
    12:23 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll never forget Ron Mercer saying before the NCAA Championship Game “We will win the game as long as Twan does nothing crazy.” Walker is one of my all time favorite UK players.



  36. tooblueforyou
    12:29 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Cal needs to take a look at 5:46 and show it to the team



  37. Nino Brown
    12:35 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Hands down, the greatest college basketball team EVER!



  38. BlueHaze
    2:57 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    best college team ever!



  39. Helvete
    4:10 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Let’s make this understood, the 96 Cats were the best team in all of NCAA history and there hasn’t been a team since that will add up to that. This year’s team is special, but they have a lot more to do if they can really be compaired to the 96 squad.

    Also, the senior night against Vandy was awesome. I was at that game and it was an amazing end to a very, very impressive regular season.



  40. Scott
    4:41 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Agree with #11 and #40. ’96 – the Best, so far…..



  41. Stan
    7:30 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Best by far, no disrespect to this years team or any other. I think that team was the best in History.



  42. yarpi
    7:42 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    The greatest assembly of talent in college BB history



  43. Brew Crew
    7:45 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    44th! Best team all-time. This should be what every UK team tries to be (although we’ll never have another ’96)



  44. kykyle
    7:57 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Dear Santa, please make our beloved 2011 wildcats watch this video…They need a lesson in total DOMINATION!!!



  45. serdi
    9:03 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    If he could have kept it disclosed. If he hadn’t made the biggest mistake of his professional career, how many more banners would be hanging from Rupp today?



  46. anthonyeppsdrivingschool
    9:15 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    96 team would beat the 2011-2012 squad by 15.



  47. GummyBear
    9:28 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    When that team dunked the ball, the ball stayed dunked. It looked like every one of them was trying to tear the rim down. That’s the way to attack with confidence. This year’s team could take a lesson from that.



  48. Catsantonio
    9:43 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    McCarty was literally horizontal to the court when he dunked.



  49. ukjonese
    9:44 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    that was a beast of a team.. great video! Put this video on teh signing packet for all current and new players!



  50. ukjonese
    9:45 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    47 agreed! even with wall



  51. NashBlue
    10:21 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Wow – that team did it all.



  52. CawoodAndKeightley
    10:29 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    It’s not even fair to compare any other UK team to that one…they were awesome! While all the dunks are great, the best parts of the video to me are: 5:04 – Mercer steal, gets it to the point guard (Epps), then gets it back for the open 3. 5:42 – funny/disturbing shot of Coach K wearing a UK hat. 5:46 – great bounce pass from Pope to Walker for the jam. Like 52 said…that team did it all. RIP, Mr. Wildcat.



  53. scott
    10:47 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    1976, 1981, 1987, 1992…Any of those Hoosier teams would beat your best!!



  54. Blue Heaven
    10:48 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    It would do coach Cal some good to watch film on how Pitino broke down the Syracuse Zone because when it is all said and done if we have to play them in the tournament we might need it.



  55. Wrong
    11:00 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    54 that is just stupid.



  56. chicago=america's armpit
    11:06 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    I watch that video at least once a month. Thanks for the reminder though.



  57. Walsh is Gay
    11:18 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Is that Kevin Stallings at 6:28-6:30?



  58. Joker Blows
    12:29 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    chokes me up even after all these years.
    54) you’ve lost your so called mind. 1996 may be the best team ever. UK beat you in 1987,1981 and IU won in OT in 75. Soooooo keep your yapper shut



  59. chicago=america's armpit
    2:06 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    I watch this video regularly.



  60. jimtown catfan
    5:35 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    GREAT VIDEO! Sweet Oliver Simmons sighting!
    we need a ginger on this years team