- Sunday, January 3 1993 -
(at Louisville, KY)
Kentucky - 81 (Head Coach: Rick Pitino) - [Ranked 3rd by AP]
Indiana - 78 (Head Coach: Robert Knight) - [Ranked 4th by AP]
Halftime Score: Kentucky 42, Indiana 36
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Game Writeup - Courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Neil Burch; Dr. J's UK Newsletter, Vol. 2 No. 24. (All Rights Reserved)
Kentucky Whips the Hoosiers:
Kentucky delayed the 600th victory celebration of Indiana's Bobby Knight for at least a few days as the Wildcats beat the Hoosiers in Freedom Hall by a score of 81-78.
UK absolutely lived and died by the 3 in this one, hitting 16 of 38 from long distance. The game was unique in that 4 players each scored 29 points for game-high honors. Although Kentucky led for most of the game, a late IU rally with around 5 minutes left threatened to squash the Wildcat's hopes. But some great defensive work by Roderick Rhodes on Calbert Cheaney (who was held without a FG for the last 6 minutes of the game) and some clutch 3 point shooting by Travis Ford saved the day. Damon Bailey's off-balance 3 point shot with 4 seconds left bounced into Martinez's hands, and the game was over.
Travis Ford's 29 points (many on 3 pointers, but including some driving shots to the basket when no one picked him up) was his career high.
Rodney Dent (#4) shoots over IU's Alan Henderson
Jamal Mashburn (#24) shoots a runner over Alan Henderson