Looking back at Melvin Turpin’s near perfect game

Melvin TurpinIt was March of 1984. The Wildcats, sitting at 23-4 on the year, entered the Tournament in Nashville, Tenn., as the No. 3 ranked team in the country. Twin Tower-mania, featuring ’s All-America big men, 7-foot-1 and 6-11 Melvin Turpin, had engulfed the Bluegrass as the Cats marched through the with a league best 14-4 record.


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