Kentucky and North Carolina, two of the sport’s most successful programs, played twice this season. Kentucky won 103-100 in December. North Carolina won 75-73 in March. Unfortunately for UK, March matters more.
The University of Kentucky hosted the 39th International Intercollegiate Mining Competition, in which students competed in seven old-fashioned mining skills. The mucking competition began as a memorial to 91 miners who died in a 1972 Idaho mine disaster; now it helps students build teamwork and network for future jobs.