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YouTube Gold: Duke-Kentucky 2001

Just another day in the Duke-Kentucky grudgefest

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Jason Williams charging up court for Duke

In 2001, Duke was still a very good basketball team but there was no replacing Shane Battier.

Rutgers transfer Dahntay Jones did well though and presented different challenges.

Still, when Duke met Kentucky in the mid-December Jimmy V Classic, it still had issues to sort out and Kentucky went up big in the second half as Coach K briefly benched his starters.

Jason Williams took over when he returned though and brought Duke back, sparking a 24-10 run and helping to get to overtime where Duke won 95-92.

Tayshaun Prince had 31 for UK but that was dwarfed by Williams’ 38. Mike Dunleavy had 21 and Carlos Boozer had 15.

Chris Duhon, who had been recruited by both schools before choosing Duke, played almost the entire game, other than the three minutes he was benched, but only had two points.

You can well imagine that, having had a big lead and with Duke much hated in the Commonwealth, that this comeback drove Wildcats fans, well, wild. Just another chapter in the Duke-Kentucky chronicles.