LSU defeats Kentucky, 95-94, Feb. 11, 1978.
Perhaps the most important regular-season game win of the Dale Brown Era. This victory signified LSU had arrived on the basketball scene.
Kentucky came into the game ranked No. 1 in the country and would later go on to win the national championship.
But on this night at the Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, the Tigers would be victorious. All five of LSU’s starters fouled out of the game. The contest went into overtime. Yet, LSU prevailed at the end.
The stage is set again as no.1 Kentucky Wildcats come into the PMAC and LSU playing good basketball. Are the stars lining up tonight for LSU as they try to put forth an upset over no.1 Kentucky Wildcats.
The Arena is sold out, on Super Tuesday on ESPN, you know the whole nation could be tuning in as LSU try’s to knock off the wildcats, which they did last year under Johnny Jones. If LSU Tigers guard Hornsby and Gray hit there 3’s and open looks, and Quarterman has a big game, and Mickey and Martin control the boards and dominate the inside, we might be seeing a upset.
I got a chance to meet some Kentucky Wildcat Fans, it was Mr. and Mrs.Winn, who are traveling through as they watch their Wildcats take on the Tigers of LSU. Mr. Winn was a basketball coach at Paducah High School for quite a while. I really enjoyed my talk with him and his wife, and they have a daughter who went to Ole Miss, and the Winns were very amazed how LSU and Ole Miss do not like each other, in other words a serious rivalry, as I told him the last football game in Tiger Stadium, even their women were crying as LSU beat no.2 Ole Miss 10-7, and we even sent their star quarterback running for the tunnel before the game was over.
So there you go folks, lights camera and college basketball. With a Capital A.