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12 responses to “Golden Spikes of Rupp Arena Era Nominations Continues”

  1. Waitin' on 8

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  2. DennisWeaver

    I remember that Richie Farmer shot against Ole Miss. I was on the front row and the place just exploded when he hit that shot. The program was at a bit of a low point at that time and Richie was the darling of the team. If I’m not mistaken, I believe he had shaved off his mustache before that game.

  3. DennisWeaver

    Also, going away from the college game…one of the more popular shots ever hit in Rupp was by Paul Andrews to win the 1982 Sweet 16.

  4. rbdono2

    How abouth Nazr’s miracle floater to beat Vandy? Or Eric Daniels heroics agains Miss State?

  5. Straightbent

    I would love to see that Rex Chapman double clutch again. I was nine and remember going crazy when that thing went in!

  6. bnoe

    love me some boob sweat

  7. EEWildcat

    Todd Svoboda’s last second shot against Tennessee for the 101-40 win in 3/12/1993 in the SEC Tournament. It was the highest point total ever in the SEC tournament, and forever slayed the SEC tournament being played on member teams’ home courts.

  8. danilo128

    Four candidates (3 of which are non-UK, but recognize the importance of Rupp Arena to Kentucky basketball and college basketball):

    1) the spot where Kyle Macy hit the jumper after the Dwight Anderson steal to tie Kansas in the ’78 comeback game

    2) the spot where Paul Andrews hit the 60 footer at the buzzer to win the ’82 state championship for Laurel County

    3) the spot where Dwayne McClain inbounded the ball and ran out the clock in the ’85 title game for Villanova

    4) the spot on the free throw line where Jason Williams of Duke missed the potential game-tying free throw against Indiana in the ’02 NCAA tournament

  9. DennisWeaver

    Also, the spot where Rick Jones of Scott County sank the 3-pointer to knock off heavily favored LexCath in the 1998 State Tourney.

  10. Brink

    How about the 3 that patrick sparks hit from the k, to put us up one over sc. Just before rondo’s off balance 3 for the win.

  11. GummyBear

    4… Neither game was in Rupp, both were away games.

  12. danilo128

    More on the Paul Andrews shot. It has to be considered the most memorable shot and greatest finish in Sweet 16 history. And there is a UK connection other than Rupp Arena, as Andrews was able to parlay the notoriety from that shot into a scholarship offer from Coach Hall. Andrews ended up being a spot contributor on Coach Hall’s last team and Coach Sutton’s first two teams. One correction to my earlier post, though: the shot was just a few feet behind half-court, so it was more like 50 feet than 60 feet.