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UK basketball’s Rick Robey celebrates national championship, 1978

Posted on June 30, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Kentucky’s Rick Robey waved to fans from a balcony at Blue Grass Field on March 28, 1978, after the Wildcats brought home the 1978 basketball national championship trophy. Kentucky defeated Duke 94-88 in the championship game the night before in St. Louis, giving the Cats their fifth national championship. About 7,000 fans waited inside the airport terminal for the team to arrive. The 1978 Cats are among the 14 teams that UK will honor with reunions during the 2017-18 school year. Click here to see a photo of coach Joe B. Hall during the celebratory homecoming. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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