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UK included as NCAA honors March Madness greats

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The NCAA is celebrating 75 years of March Madness. Since Kentucky has won more NCAA Tournament games (111) than any other program, you would expect UK to be featured prominently.

You'd be right about that.

On Tuesday, the NCAA named the top 75 All-Time March Madness Players, 25 All-Time March Madness Teams and 35 All-Time Madness Moments. Let's take a look at where UK figures in each of these lists:


Dan Issel
Jack Givens
Tony Delk
Anthony Davis


1995-96 Kentucky - "Also known as "The Untouchables," nine players from the 95-96 team eventually played in the NBA."
2011-12 Kentucky - "16-0 in SEC play; 19-0 at home; third consecutive NCAA tournament; 344 blocks is the most in NCAA single season history."


Texas Western vs. Kentucky - 1966 national championship game - "Texas Western's 72-65 victory against Kentucky was a win for the school and the Civil Rights Movement."

UCLA vs. Kentucky - John Wooden retires in 1975 - "After a Final Four win against Louisville, and at age 65, John Wooden announced his retirement during the postgame press conference. Two days later, the Bruins outran Kentucky 92-85 for his 10th crown."

Duke vs. Kentucky - 1992 Elite Eight - "In the East Regional final, Duke's Grant Hill hurls a three-quarters court pass to Christian Laettner, who catches it at the free-throw line. He takes one dribble to his right, spins left and shoots just before time expires."

2005 Regional Finals for the Ages - "Louisville earned a trip to the Final Four by rallying from a 19-point deficit to beat West Virginia in overtime 93-85. But that comeback paled in comparison to what Illinois had in store later in the day. Arizona led the Illini by 15 points with four minutes left but remarkably Illinois rallied to force overtime, eventually winning 90-89 in one of the greatest games in tournament history. A day later, Michigan State and Kentucky played a classic of their own, with the Spartans prevailing 94-88 in double overtime."

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