12/2/2000: UK 93 #6 UNC 76
Kentucky got huge games from Tayshaun Prince, Keith Bogans, Marquis Estill, Cliff Hawkins, and even Saul Smith.
UNC was coached by Matt Doherty.
12/8/2001: #11 UK 79 UNC 59
Tayshaun Prince started off this game with five straight three-pointers. Tubby Smith called it “unbelievable,” Matt Doherty called it “ridiculous,” teammate JP Blevins called it “awesome,” and Blair Chopin calls it “the most viewed video on his YouTube account.”
Kentucky also got solid games from Marvin Stone and JP Blevins.
UNC was still coached by Matt Doherty….
12/7/2002: #18 UK 98 #12 UNC 81
Kentucky scored 58 points in the second half and shot 67 percent on their way to dismantling the Tar Heels.
Chuck Hayes scored 16 points, Gerald Fitch scored 25, and Keith Bogans added another 20 points.
Tubby Smith later reprimanded his team for scoring way too much.
UNC still wasn’t coached by Roy Williams…..
1/3/2004: #8 UK 61 #9 UNC 56
Kentucky was able to contain the high flying attack of Roy Williams' Tar Heels.
Tubby Smith’s team was led by Erik Daniels 18 points, Chuck Hayes 10 points, and All-American Gerald Fitch’s 21 points.
The Heels got 27 points out of Melvin Scott and Raymond Felton, eight points out of Sean May, and a lot of turnovers out of future movie star Rashad McCants.
12/4/2004: #9 UNC 91 #8 UK 78
Kentucky’s freshmen were just not ready for the test that was playing at Chapel Hill. Freshman Joe Crawford, Randolph Morris, Ramel Bradley, and even Rajon Rondo struggled in the first big game of their college careers.
Carolina on the other hand was led by one of the best recruiting classes in their history.
Sean May had 14 points and no donuts, Raymond Felton had seven assists, and Rashad McCants had 28 points.
12/3/2005: UNC 83 #10 UK 79
This is the most underrated win of the "Roy Williams era" at Carolina.
Carolina came into this game really not knowing what they had.
They were a young team that had just lost 4 first-round picks off of its National Championship team.
After the game Carolina had the confidence of a team that could compete for an ACC title.
Rayshawn Terry and David Noel combined for 40 points and future ball boy Wes Miller also added 12 points. Kentucky was led by the late scoring of Rajon Rondo.
12/2/2006: #6 UNC 75 UK 63
UNC just started to have way too much talent for the Wildcats.
Randolph Morris was the Wildcats only real scoring option and UNC had three players with over 15 points.
UNC got 16 points from Reyshawn Terry, 16 points from Brandan “I am not John Henson” Wright, 17 points from Freshman Wayne Ellington, and 7 assists from the very fast Ty Lawson.
12/1/2007: #1 UNC 86 UK 77
UNC got big games from Ty Lawson, Tyler Hansbrough, Wanye Ellington, Deon Thompson, Bobby Frazer, and Danny Green as they cruised past the same Wildcats team that lost to Gardner Webb just a few weeks earlier.
Kentucky was coached by Billy Gillispie…….
11/18/2008: #1 UNC 77 UK 58
I was at this game!
It was as boring as the score indicates.
The game consisted of UNC dunking a lot, Kentucky calling a lot of timeouts, and fans blaming me for Tyler Zeller’s broken nose.
The Heels were led by Deon Thompson, Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington, and Larry Drew (only kidding.)
Kentucky was still not coached by John Calipari……….
12/5/2009: #5 UK 68 #10 UNC 66
The John Wall game.
In the first half, John Wall made about three plays that made us question whether he was actually human or not.
In the second half, Wall got cramps and sat out for most of the half just to remind us that he was human.
Carolina had a furious second-half comeback that ended when Wall made his famous “I’ll step out of bounds but you won’t call it because I’m John Wall” play that ended in a lay-up that sank the Tar Heels' hopes.
A new era of Kentucky basketball had arrived. And then left after one year…..