More than a Final Four berth was at stake when Kentucky met
Louisville on March 26, 1983, in what was dubbed the Dream Game.
It was the Mideast Regional final in Knoxville and the first
meeting between the schools since 1959. This time Louisville won
again, 80-68 in overtime, and the game created so much excitement
that the schools decided to play each other annually in the
COLOR PHOTO: MANNY MILLAN LOUISVILLE'S SCOOTER MCCRAY REJECTED BRET BEARUP, THEN BROTHER RODNEY, AND LANCASTER GORDON CUT DOWN THE REGIONAL NET.
COLOR PHOTO: GEORGE TIEDEMANN/GT IMAGES (MCCRAY) [See caption above]