Following Kentucky’s fourth national hoops championship in 1958, it would take another 20 years before the Wildcats cut down the nets—when coach Joe B. Hall led the ‘Cats past Duke 94-88 in the 1978 final.
Paradoxically, those 20 years without a title actually speak the loudest to just how dominant Kentucky’s dynasty is. What other school would consider a record of 395-127 (with not a single losing season), 13 trips to the tournament and two finals appearances a “dry spell” or the dark days? Pay homage to a school that expects nothing but the title, and gear up for No. 9.