Over at CoachCal.com, in addition to looking at the UK vs. 'Bama series history, and taking a peak at which Kentucky players have excelled against Alabama over the years, I examine a portion of the 1986 UK season in which the 'Cats played Alabama four times, winning all four contests. Kenny Walker plays a prominent role in the story, and finds his own happy ending as his remarkable career came to a close. Here's an excerpt:
"Finishing the season ranked No. 3 in the country and with a 32-4 record, the Cats rolled through the SEC season with a 17-1 record. Included in those 17 conference wins were two games against Alabama. The first UK win, in a game played at Rupp Arena, came on Jan. 11, 1986, and featured a tremendous effort by UK's (Kenny) Walker as he scored 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. James Blackmon contributed 18 points on 9-of-11 field goals, as the No. 11 Cats rolled the unranked Tide at home by a score of 76-52."
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