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Kentucky basketball’s first starting five in Rupp Arena, 1976

Posted on April 28, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
The starting five for the University of Kentucky basketball team's first game in Rupp Arena Nov. 27, 1976: (left to right) Rick Robey, Larry Johnson, Jay Shidler, Jack Givens and Mike Phillips. Phillips, one of 'Twin Towers' on UK's 1978 national championship team, died April 25, 2015. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | staff

The starting five for the University of Kentucky basketball team’s first game in Rupp Arena on Nov. 27, 1976. From left, Rick Robey, Larry Johnson, Jay Shidler, Jack Givens and Mike Phillips. Phillips, one of the “twin towers” on UK’s 1978 national championship team, died April 25, 2015. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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