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This Day in History: 1976-03-08

On March 8, 1976, Jack Givens keys a late rally as UK outlasts Mississippi State, 94-93 in overtime, in the last game played at Memorial Coliseum.  The final UK regular season game ever in the venerable Memorial Coliseum seemed headed for a crushing letdown. Kentucky trailed Mississippi State 84-77 with 1:23 left in regulation. Lifted by a crowd of 12,200, the Cats fiercely rallied, and, with eight seconds left, Jack Givens buried a short jumper to force overtime.