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UK’s Sam Bowie, 1981

Posted on February 27, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Kentucky center Sam Bowie slammed home two of his game-high 19 points during a 80-48 Wildcat win over Vanderbilt, Feb. 21, 1981 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The sophmore also pulled down 15 rebounds in the win for the 10th ranked Wildcats, who were only up by two at the half, 26-23. UK wen on to finish the season 22-6, but lost their last two games of the year - one in the SEC tournament and the other in their opening NCAA Tournament game. Bowie had to sit out the follwing two seasons because of stress fracture in his left tibia. He returned for the 1983-84 season and finished his three-year Wildcat career wirh 1,285 points, currently 30th on UK's all-time career points list. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

Kentucky center Sam Bowie slammed home two of his game-high 19 points during a 80-48 Wildcat win over Vanderbilt on Feb. 21, 1981, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The sophmore also pulled down 15 rebounds in the win for the 10th-ranked Wildcats, who were up by only three at the half, 26-23. UK wen on to finish the season 22-6, but they lost their last two games of the year: one in the SEC tournament and the other in their opening NCAA Tournament game. Bowie had to sit out the next two seasons because of a stress fracture in his left tibia. He returned for the 1983-84 season and finished his three-year Wildcat career with 1,285 points, currently 30th on UK’s all-time career points list. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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