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This Day in History: 1996-03-30

On March 30, 1996, in a rematch from an early season loss, the Wildcats fought off a late rally by Massachusetts in the national semifinals to advance to the championship game. The top-ranked Minutemen pulled within three, 63-60, in the final five minutes. But UK canned 12 of 14 free throws to advance to the title game for the first time in 18 years.