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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Happy Birthday to Jack Givens who turns 61 today. Jack “Goose” Givens led UK to the 1978 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship and was named that year’s Final Four Most Outstanding Player due in most part to his 41-point performance in Kentucky’s 94-88 victory over Duke in the championship game. He was a 6’5″ (1.96 m), 205 lb (93 kg) forward. Givens, the No. 2 all-time Kentucky scorer, put on a tremendous show before a crowd of 18,721. He hit 18 of 27 from the floor in scoring the third highest total for an individual in the N.C.A.A. final. Givens scored 16 of Kentucky’s final 18 points in the first half, getting the Wildcats on top, 45-38, at the break. It was a whirlwind finish in the closing minutes of the first half that got Kentucky a fairly comfortable margin. “There’s no finer way to go out,” said Givens, who cut the last strand of the netting on the south basket to the cheers of the Kentucky throng.
September 20, 1973, The Landward House in Louisville was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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