NCAA Basketball: A Brief History of the North Carolina-Kentucky Rivalry

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NCAA Basketball: A Brief History of the North Carolina-Kentucky Rivalry
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On Saturday we will see two of the most talented teams in the history of College Basketball play in Rupp Arena.

Kentucky has six future NBA players and UNC has at least five.

Kentucky has seven McDonald's All Americans and Carolina has eight.

Carolina has a Hall of Fame coach and Kentucky has a coach with Hall of Fame swagger

To describe the scene in Rupp Arena this Saturday as anything short of special would be a drastic understatement.

But to describe the Kentucky and North Carolina basketball programs as anything but special would also be a drastic understatement.

They are two of the three winning best programs of all-time, they have combined for 13 national titles, they have combined for at least five Hall of Fame coaches, they have the two of the highest winning percentages in the history of college basketball, and they have one of the most exciting rivalries in the history of college basketball.

So even though Kentucky are Carolina are going to be a show Saturday, they really should not surprise you. 

It has been this way for the past one hundred years. 

Here is a brief history of the UK-UNC rivalry.....

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