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UK wins SEC Tournament, 1992

Posted on March 14, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Kentucky basketball coach Rick Pitino is hugged by senior John Pelphrey after the Cats won the SEC Tournament, March 15, 1992 in Birmingham, Ala. UK stopped Alabama's three-year championship run with a stunning 80-54 victory behind the Cats' pressure defense and the Tide's emotionally draining one-point victory over Arkansas in the semifinals. The Tide did not roll as many in the crowd of 17,379 wanted. After a spirited 22 minutes, the Tide rolled over. Somewhere in the midst of UK's 30-6 second-half run, Bama point guard Elliot Washington made an awful confession to his UK counterpart. "Their point guard said, 'Look at those guys. They're quitting on me,' " Sean Woods said. Jamal Mashburn, the tournament's Most Valuable Player, scored 10 of his game-high 28 points in the run. Pelphrey, who joined Mashburn on the five-man All-Tournament team, was appreciative. "This is the great thing I've been able to do so far in athletics," he said. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

Kentucky basketball coach Rick Pitino got a big hug from senior John Pelphrey after the Cats won the SEC Tournament onMarch 15, 1992, in Birmingham, Ala. UK stopped Alabama’s three-year championship run with a stunning 80-54 victory behind the Cats’ pressure defense. Alabama was coming off an emotionally draining one-point victory over Arkansas in the semifinals. The Tide did not roll as many in the crowd of 17,379 wanted. After a spirited 22 minutes, the Tide rolled over. Somewhere in the midst of UK’s 30-6 second-half run, Bama point guard Elliot Washington made an awful confession to his UK counterpart. “Their point guard said, ‘Look at those guys. They’re quitting on me,'” Sean Woods said. Jamal Mashburn, the tournament’s most valuable player, scored 10 of his game-high 28 points in the run. Pelphrey, who joined Mashburn on the five-man All-Tournament team, was appreciative. “This is the greatest thing I’ve been able to do so far in athletics,” he said.  Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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