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Navy’s David Robinson in record-breaking game at Rupp Arena, 1987

Posted on January 25, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by
Navy's David Robinson blocked a shot by Kentucky's Rob Lock Jan. 25, 1987 at Rupp Arena. Robinson finished the game with 45 points and 10 blocks, both a Rupp Arena records. He also had 14 rebounds, giving him  the only triple-double by a men’s college player in Rupp history. He was so good that the opposing team, Kentucky, its coach, Eddie Sutton, and ABC analyst Dick Vitale gave him a standing ovation when he exited the game. The 7-foot-1 center blocked layup attempts — and even a three-pointer — and scored 12 of Navy’s first 14 points and 19 of the first 23. Ten of those points came on dunks. The halftime score was UK 40, Robinson 21. "He’s the best I’ve ever played against," Lock said. "I thought I was a pretty good defensive player, but I couldn’t defend him at all. I was lucky he scored only 45 points.” Herald-Leader archive photo

Navy’s David Robinson blocked a shot by Kentucky’s Rob Lock on Jan. 25, 1987, at Rupp Arena. Robinson finished the game with 45 points and 10 blocks, both Rupp Arena records. He also had 14 rebounds, giving him the only triple-double by a men’s college player in Rupp history. He was so good that Kentucky, its coach, Eddie Sutton, and ABC analyst Dick Vitale gave him a standing ovation when he exited the game. The 7-foot-1 center blocked layup attempts — and even a three-pointer — and scored 12 of Navy’s first 14 points and 19 of the first 23. Ten of those points came on dunks. The halftime score was UK 40, Robinson 21. “He’s the best I’ve ever played against,” Lock said. “I thought I was a pretty good defensive player, but I couldn’t defend him at all. I was lucky he scored only 45 points.” Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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