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Antoine Walker leads UK dunk parade over Virginia Tech, 1996

Posted on December 16, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

The University of Kentucky’s Antoine Walker slammed home two of his game-high 21 points during the Cats 84-60 win over Virginia Tech on March 16, 1996, in the NCAA Tournament in Dallas. The second-round tourney win over the Hokies was the last game between the two schools until this year: The teams play Saturday. In the game 20 years ago, Walker’s dunk was one of 12 slams in the game for the Cats, nine of which came in the second half. In fact, UK was only one dunk short of Tech’s made baskets in the second half. Using a a killer defense, the Cats turned a competitive game into a typical Kentucky rout. UK led 45-38 five minutes into the second half. Then the No. 1 seeded Cats threw down four dunks inside the next five minutes while limiting ninth-seeded Tech to just four free throws. Sixteen days later, UK claimed its sixth national title, a 76-67 win over Syracuse. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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