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Kentucky Basketball is in my blood
I started listening to the Wildcats in 1945 when I was thirteen years old. Over the years, I have lived and died with the Kentucky teams. Before television, I would listen to all the Kentucky games if I weren't playing for my High School team.
I can remember where I was when Kentucky lost to Georgia Tech to stop their home court win streak. I was at a place called the Green Dome, a dance hall between Georgetown and Lexington on US 25. I was attending Georgetown College where I graduated in 1955. Everyone out there was listening to the game and couldn't believe that KY would lose to that mediocre team who had beaten KY earlier in the season.
I remember listening to the Sugar Bowl Tournament in 1950 when my family and I were in Florida. I think that was one of the games that the team was shaving points and got beat. We were able to get the game on WHAS in Louisville. I remember the Wildcats losing in the NIT after winning the NCAA in 1948 and 1949. Sometimes I couldn't go to sleep after a KY loss.
Submitted by Price Huston
Mr. Price Huston has been speaking out about the UK Basketball Program in Fan Fair of the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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