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Kentucky wins SEC Tournament, 1992

Posted on March 12, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

From left, University of Kentucky players Travis Ford, Deron Feldhaus, Sean Woods, Richie Farmer, Dale Brown, Junior Braddy, Jamal Mashburn and Aminu Timberlake celebrated after the Cats beat Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Tournament title game on March 15, 1992. The 80-54 win gave Kentucky its 16th SEC tourney title and helped solidify the the Cats’ return to college basketball glory after a two-year post-season ban. Ninety minutes after the game, the team watched the NCAA Tournament bracket announcement on television from an O’Charley’s Restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. For winning 11 of its last 12 games, the Cats and their 26-6 record were awarded a No. 2 seed in the East Regional. Their season ended in the East Regional finals against Duke in what is considered by many analysts the greatest college basketball game ever played. Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beater deprived Kentucky of an upset and a trip to the Final Four. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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