Final Four teams get a special spot in the hearts of Big Blue fans and it’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the 1993 Kentucky teams took Wildcat fans on an incredible 30-4 run. It had only been five years since the last Final Four trip when probation hit the UK program in 1989. At that point, no one knew how long it might take to get Kentucky’s program back to its customary elite level.As it turned out, not nearly as long as many thought.
Fueled by “The Unforgettables,” the ’92 Cats came within one infamous Christian Laettner shot of returning to college basketball’s promised land. But a year later, they took the next step.
Oklahoma State coach and Madisonville, Ky., native Travis Ford was the point guard for that club and I recently asked him if the players on the team at that time were able to realize how much that season meant to the UK fan base.