Then-Kentucky Coach Tubby Smith and the 1998 Wildcats hoisted the NCAA championship trophy after rallying from 41-31 down at halftime to beat Utah 78-69 and claim the most unlikely of UK’s eight men’s basketball national championships.
Then-Kentucky Coach Tubby Smith and the 1998 Wildcats hoisted the NCAA championship trophy after rallying from 41-31 down at halftime to beat Utah 78-69 and claim the most unlikely of UK’s eight men’s basketball national championships. Lexington Herald-Leader file photo
Then-Kentucky Coach Tubby Smith and the 1998 Wildcats hoisted the NCAA championship trophy after rallying from 41-31 down at halftime to beat Utah 78-69 and claim the most unlikely of UK’s eight men’s basketball national championships. Lexington Herald-Leader file photo

In new film, 1998 Cats say one moment led directly to UK’s most improbable NCAA title

December 21, 2017 06:33 PM

About Mark Story

Mark Story

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.