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Tayshaun Doin’ Work

With recent UK history having fallen on tough times, it’s easy to forget many of the successes of Kentucky’s rich history.

But it wasn’t so long ago that the Cats reeled off four straight wins over North Carolina (1999-2002), sweeping a double home-and-home series after going nearly 25 years without a victory over one of the nation’s other preeminent programs.

Nothing better captures that win streak than December 8, 2001, when Tayshaun Prince put on a shooting display that goes down as one of the all-time great individual performances in school history.

In the past few years, there has been heated debate between the fanbases of UNC and UK about which program can lay claim to being the greatest in college basketball.

While the Tarheels hold the all-time lead in head-to-head meetings (21-10), expect the debate to intensify as the two schools hook up again this year on December 5, in what will likely be a battle of two top 5 teams.

We here at the BBL are licking our collective chops.

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Time to put Texas A&M to bed and get tuned up for a high seed in the big dance.
Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
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