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35 > Image 35 of The Cats' Pause, 15-Dec-84

Part of The Cats' Pause

ONE YEAR AGO "Kentucky rolled to a convincing 72-50 win over Kansas in Lawrence, as Melvin Turpin and Jim Master combined for 48 points and Kenny Walker hauled down a game-high 8 rebounds. Kentucky, with Master red hot on 10-13 field goal shooting and Turpin scoring at will inside, raced out to a 35-20 intermission lead and never looked back. ?Kentucky punter Paul Calhoun was selected second team All-American by The Sporting News, thus becoming UK's first All-American since Art Still back in 1977. *Sophomore kicking specialist Chris Caudell was suspended from the UK football team for disciplinary reasons and not permitted to play in the Hall of Fame Bowl game. Caudell later withdrew from school. "Kentucky placed three players on the Academic All-SEC football team. Selected for the honors were Ron Bojalad, Keith Martin and Scott Schroeder. FIVE YEARS AGO "Kentucky's football recruiting got off to a fast start when coach Fran Curci signed some of the state's finest prospects, including All-State Jeff Smith of Washington County to a SEC letter-of-intent. Other signees included James Hasty, William Burse, Ron Knott, Choo Choo Lee, Robert Mullins and Eddie Simmons. UK also signed Cam Jacobs of Miami, Florida, a brother of Chris Jacobs. *The basketball Wildcats raced off with an 80-46 win over outmanned Baylor and Kyle Macy paved the way with 17 points. Derrick Hord and Jay Shidler chipped in with 11 and 10 points in that order. UK led by 40-17 at the halfway mark. "Kentucky routed South Carolina 126-81, breaking the Rupp Arena scoring mark of 121 set against West Virginia a year earlier. Kentucky built up a 61-39 halftime score and never looked back as five players scored in double figures. Macy, Sam Bowie, Dwight Anderson and Derrickd Hord scored 24, 23, 19 and 18 points respectively. TEN YEARS AGO "Fletcher Carr's UK wrestling team registered four pins, four decisions and a default as it overwhelmed Indiana 43-2, in Memorial Coliseum. "Indiana center Kent Benson scored 26 points and hauled in 12 rebounds as Wildcat Quiz 1. Does Kentucky hold a series advantage over the University of Louisville in basketball? Yes or No. 2. In last year's UK victory over Louisville in the Mideast Regional, what two Wildcat players led the team with 15 points each? a) Winston Bennett and Dicky Beal b) Melvin Turpin and Sam Bowie c) Jim Master and Dicky Beal d) Kenny Walker and Jim Master 3. Against which team last season did Kentucky attempt the most field goals in one game? a) Indiana b) Kansas c) Wyoming d) BYU 4. What former UK player set the record for most field goals attempted in one season? a) Cliff Hagan b) Jim Andrews c) Kyle Macy d) Dan Issel 5. True or False? Dirk Minnifield scored over 1,000 points in his career as a Wildcat? 71 692 Jim Andrews 6. In which season did Kentucky compile 17 SEC victories (not counting SEC Tournament play)? a) 1969-70 b) 1975-76 c) 1977-78 d) 1983-84 7. Who were the two captains on Joe Hall's first basketball team at Kentucky? a) Mike Casey and Larry Steele b) Jim Andrews and Larry Stamper c) Larry Johnson and Merlon Haskins d) Stan Key and Tom Parker 8. True or False? Pat Riley, who currently coaches the Los Angeles Lakers, was Kentucky's MVP back in 1965. 9. Who was the Wildcats best free throw shooter last season? a) Troy McKinley b) Jim Master c) James Blackmon d) Dicky Beal 10. What UK player committed the fewest turnovers last season with 40? a) Jim Master b) Sam Bowie c) Melvin Turpin d) Kenny Walker Answers 1. Yes 2. Jim Master and Dicky Beal 3. BYU 4. Dan Issel 5. True 6. 1969-70 7. Jim Andrews and Larry Stamper 8. True 9. Jim Master 10. Kenny Walker he dominated UK freshman centers Rick Robey and Mike Phillips. Indiana blasted UK 98-74, handing the Cats their first loss of the season. The Hoosiers led 54-38 at the half and Kentucky never got close. The intense game had bitter ending in the closing minutes when IU coach Bobby Knight "tapped" Kentucky coach Joe Hall on the head as he walked away. Although UK assistant Lynne Nance was in a fighting stance ready to challenge Knight, the Hoosier coach said the tap was meant affectionately and that he had been doing the same thing to his players for years. Scott May had 25 points for Indiana and Kevin Grevey led UK with 22, in a game played in Bloomington. "Kentucky tight end Elmore Stephens was named to Time magazine's all-star college football team, selected by the professional football scouts. "Senior guard Jimmy Dan Connor exploded for 35 points, as a rejuvenated Kentucky basketball team whipped ninth-ranked North Carolina 90-78 in Freedom Hall. The Tar Heels held a commanding 31-16 lead when UK scored a 23-3 comeback over the final eight minutes of the first half. Connor hit 15 of 21 shots and was aided by 16 points by senior forward Kevin Grevey. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO "Just one week into the season, UK has taken over first place in the AP and UPI basketball polls. UCLA is second in both, with New Mexico State third. "Unbeaten and top-ranked Kentucky built up a 63-38 halftime lead in defeating Indiana 109-92. Kentucky hit 68.4 percent from the field the first half and outrebounded the Hoosiers 59-37 for the game. Dan Issel had 32 points and 19 rebounds. Sophomore Tom Parker came off the bench with 15 points. 1. Georgetown (5-0) 2. DePaul (5-0) 3. Duke (5-0) 4. St. John's (4-0) 5. Memphis State (4-0) 6. Illinois (9-1) 7. SMU (4-0) 8. Washington (4-0) 9. N.C. State (5-0) 10. Syracuse (4-0) 11. Georgia Tech (3-0) 12. Virginia Tech (4-0) 13. Oklahoma (4-2) 14. Indiana (2-2) 15. Louisville (3-1) 16. Kansas (5-1) 17. Ala.-Birmingham (5-1) 18. North Carolina (4-0) 19. Maryland (5-1) 20. LSU (4-1) 21. Michigan (4-0) 22. Ohio State (3-0) 23. Louisiana Tech (5-0) 24. Arkansas (3-1) 25. Notre Dame (5-1)