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Jack Givens leads Kentucky to national title, 1978

Posted on March 27, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Kentucky’s Jack Givens cut down the net after the Wildcats defeated Duke 94-88 in the NCAA National Championship game, March 27, 1978 at the Checkerdome in St. Louis. Givens scored 41 points and was named that year’s Final Four Most Outstanding Player. Givens was 18 of 27 from the floor, marking a career-high in points for the senior forward. Givens’ 41 points are the third most all-time in a championship game and the 182 points scored by the Cats and the Blue Devils are the most ever scored in the NCAA finals. The win gave Kentucky’s their fifth national title and their first in 20 years. Click here to see an image from our archives from the Final Four win two days earlier over Arkansas and click here to scroll through every UK basketball image posted on our blog. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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