The first matchup of this epic two-on-two tournament pits polar opposites against one another.
Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were National Champions under John Calipari. Sean Woods and Derrick Miller could not even compete in the NCAA Tournament for Rick Pitino in 1990. Under probation in Pitino’s first season, Kentucky finished just 14-14 while Miller carried a heavy load as one of the few upperclassmen that opted not to transfer in wake of the scandal.
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Despite the circumstances, Miller performed admirably in the 1990 season. He was named second-team All-SEC after leading the league in made three-point field goals. Woods was not quite as formidable of an outside shooter as Miller but excelled at creating for others when attacking the rim, leading the SEC in assists in 1990.
As lopsided as this matchup may appear on paper, ’90 actually does have an upper hand in one important facet of the game: long-range shooting. If Miller catches fire there’s a chance they could put 2012 on the ropes. That is if and only if Davis and MKG let him get open. Two of the best defenders in school history, as blocks and steals accumulate, so do the breakaway dunks.
How do you foresee this first round matchup unfolding in the Unibrow Region?
BBN Jam Round One: Calipari's National Champs or Pitino's First Team? https://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/bbn-jam-round-one-2012-davis-mkg-vs-1990-miller-woods/
UPDATE: To no one’s surprise, the 2012 team of Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist won this by a landslide, 96% to 4%.