Re: UK Basketball 8th Edition
Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
Thats to bad. If you were a little older you might have a different perspective and a little more appreciation for what is going on at UK right now. Seems like the 80's and early 90's are a distant memory now. You know when Kentucky like made it to one Final Four in like 20 years. Ah, yes the good old days of the of the UK dynasty. I miss them, and how their fans behaved. IU and Louisville were dominant and programs like Georgetown and Duke surfaced. We shall see in the upcoming seasons how the landscape will be.
If not for Sam Bowie missing two full years because of leg injuries, the 80's decade would have looked a lot different, but we were still awfully good. UK was ranked in the Top Five in the AP poll 8 different years in the 80's, and in the Top Ten 9 times. Compare that to the "down" periods other schools have. And if by "early 90's" you mean 1990 -- one season -- I'll give you that. It was the only down year of that decade though. We finished the '91 season ranked in the Top Ten, then dominated the rest of the decade.
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