March 30, 1996: One down, one to go after Cats topple No. 1 UMASS

Charles Bertram | LHL - UKs Tony Delk puts up a shot in heavy traffic during the second half of the NCAA Final Four semifinal against Massachusetts in East Rutherford, N.J. March 30, 1996.
Charles Bertram | LHL - UK's puts up a shot in heavy traffic during the second half of the Final Four semifinal against Massachusetts in East Rutherford, N.J. March 30, 1996.

In a game that many believed was 1996’s de facto national title game, was ranked No. 2, while and were No. 1. The matchup proved one of the most intensely fought college basketball games ever played. Avenging an early-season loss to Marcus Camby and crew, prevailed with – of all people – making the game’s pivotal two late foul shots.  Read article.