Former University of Kentucky basketball players recount their experience winning the 1978 NCAA championship, and returning to Bluegrass Airport the same night to a crowd of more than 10,000 fans to welcome them home.
Kyle Macy and Jack Givens, former players on the University of Kentucky’s 1978 national championship basketball team, as well as their assistant coach Dick Parsons, spoke during a news conference in Rupp Arena on Thursday.
Kentucky's Wenyen Gabriel reflects on how the team grew closer after the streak of losses before the win over Alabama. "Those losses hurt ... that bonded us together even more." Recovering to win against Alabama should help the team as it faces its next opponents.
Joel Justus, assistant coach for the University of Kentucky men's basketball team, recounts the players’ reaction to winning against Alabama on Saturday, and what they will be looking for against Arkansas on Tuesday.