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We all love lists ...

The thread under Monday's "Big Blue Daily Mail"  included many contributors listing their favorite UK players of all-time. 

I thought it might be fun to compare several different lists, that some UK fans have.  I know my friends and I have many times talked about the teams we like to beat the most, or the coach we like to beat the most.  Or maybe the college basketball players we dislike the most ...

... or it could be a team or player that we root for, that most UK fans wouldn't be for.

You get the point.  Lists.  We all love lists.  Here are mine:

Favorite non-UK Players -- Mark Aguirre (DePaul), Ted Kitchel (IU), Steve Alford (IU), David Rivers (ND), Wayman Tisdale (Oklahoma), Len Bias (Maryland), Larry Bird (Indiana State), Tim Duncan (WF), Milt Wagner (UL), Dominique Wilkins (Georgia).

Least favorite non-UK players -- Christian Laettner (Duke), Kelly Tripuka (ND),  Vincent Yarbrough (UT), Pervis Ellison (UL), Charles Barkley (Auburn -- I do like him now, though), Ricky Blanton (LSU), Michael Graham (G-Town), Joakim Noah (Florida).

Coaches I cherish UK beating -- Roy Williams (UNC), Rick Pitino, (UL), Billy Donovan (FLA), Bruce Pearl (UT), Dale Brown (LSU), Don Devoe (UT), Denny Crum (UL).

Worst coaches ever -- Dale Brown (LSU), Dale Brown (LSU), and Dale Brown (LSU), with a runner-up to Guy Lewis (Houston).

Best coaches ever (non-UK, last 40 years or so) -- Larry Brown (UCLA, Kansas), Bobby Knight (Army, IU, TX Tech), Coach K (Army, Duke), John Thompson (G-Town), Jim Valvano (NC State), Denny Crum (UL), Lou Canessecca (St. Johns).

Most devastating big-game UK losses -- '92 Duke, '86 LSU, '05 Michigan State, and '84 G-Town. 

Favorite UK wins -- '98 Title Game, any win over U of L, any win over UNC, any win over Duke, '95 overtime SEC Championship game versus Arkansas, '03 over #1 Florida, '90 over Shaq, Chris Jackson, and Stanley Roberts (LSU).

Best teams -- '90 UNLV, '75 IU, '80 DePaul, '96 UK, '92 Duke, '84 G-Town, '83 Houston.

Discuss if you must.

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