…in 1997, your University of Kentucky Wildcats returned to Lexington after a hard fought NCAA Championship game loss to silver fox Lute Olson. Fans lined up outside Rupp Arena to get a chance to show their appreciation and welcome back their beloved squad. Even though the Cats fell to Arizona, fans flocked to Rupp to see the 1997 runner-up banner raised to the rafters. After not seeing a banner go to the Rupp rafters in nearly a decade (1984), Rick Pitino & Company were hanging their third in five years (1993, 1996, and 1997). It would also be his last. The Cats, known as The Unbelievables, finished the 1997 season with a 35-5 record. More impressively, they accomplished this feat without standout guard Derek Anderson, due to a knee injury. The head coach of The Unbelievables, would go on to do some ”Unbelievable” things in the future, one of which included filming a porno in a Louisville restaurant sans cameras.
Big Blue Booyah on Tom Leach