At CoachCal.com, in addition to a look at the UK/LSU series history and individual superlatives, I examine one of the iconic Kentucky victories of all-time, as the undermanned, supposedly out-talented Wildcats took on Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Jackson and the No. 9 LSU Tigers in a raucous Rupp Arena in February of 1990. Here's an excerpt:
LSU, led by a duo of All-America players, 7-foot-1 Shaquille O'Neal and 6-foot-1 guard Chris Jackson (who would later change his name to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf), along with intimidating big man Stanley Roberts, entered the contest as heavy favorites. But from the opening tip, the future Unforgettables (Richie Farmer, John Pelphrey, Deron Feldhaus, and Sean Woods), plus Reggie Hanson and Derrick Millar, a team most thought would not win five games all year, played with precision execution, and took the game straight to the more talented Tigers.
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