2012 NCAA Final Four vs. Louisville - Red v. Blue
2011 NCAA Elite Eight vs. Ohio State - First Final Four in 13yrs
1998 NCAA Elite Eight vs. Duke - Overcoming 17pt deficit
1994 Regular Season vs. LSU - Mardis Gras Miracle
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2012 NCAA Final Four
Red v. Blue
#1 Kentucky vs. #4 Louisville
69 - 61
March 31, 2012
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Kentucky was on its way to the 2012 National Title but first they had to pass through arch-rival Louisville. Kentucky, led by John Calipari and star Anthony Davis, shot 57% on the night and was clearly the better team. As time wound down Davis threw down a final dunk off a deflection from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Kentucky went on to beat Kansas 67-59 in the Final for their 8th championship.
2011 NCAA Elite Eight
First Final Four in 13yrs
#4 Kentucky vs. #1 Ohio State
62 - 60
March 25, 2011
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Brandon Knight hit a clutch jumper with 5 seconds left to dispatch Ohio State and send Kentucky to its first Final Four in 13 years. The 2011 Kentucky was the SEC Tournament Champion and their success led to the 2012 recruiting class that captured the school’s 8th NCAA Title the following year.
1998 NCAA Elite Eight
Overcoming 17pt deficit
#2 Kentucky vs. #1 Duke
86 - 84
March 22, 1998
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
After erasing a 17-point deficit, Scott Padgett drilled a gigantic 3-point shot with 39 seconds remaining to break an 81-81 tie and give Kentucky the edge over Duke in the Elite Eight. Kentucky went on to win the 1998 NCAA National Championship, the school’s 7th National title and its 2nd in the previous 3 seasons.
1994 Regular Season
Mardis Gras Miracle
#11 Kentucky vs. LSU
99 - 95
February 15, 1994
Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA
The ‘Mardi Gras Miracle’ comes to fruition as Tony Delk hit Walter McCarty for a corner 3, capping perhaps the greatest comeback in the history of college basketball. Down by 31 points with less than 16 minutes left to play in the game, Kentucky stormed back to beat LSU on the road 99-95.