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Kentucky vs. Duke: Remember When Christian Laettner Hit That Shot? UK Freshman Willie Cauley-Stein Doesn't

Remember this? Arguably the most memorable shot in NCAA tournament history. It has to be right up there with Lorenzo Charles in 1983 in the waning moments of the National Championship game.

Well, Kentucky freshman center Willie Cauley-Stein, who probably will battle a Plumlee on the interior most of the night, isn’t familiar with the shot.

Kentucky survived Maryland Friday night, 72-69, but didn’t look impressive in doing so. Maryland had 23 offensive rebounds and couldn’t make shots (33 percent).

Maybe that’s why Duke is a 3.5 point favorite in Atlanta tonight? Kentucky will be without point guard Ryan Harrow (flu), the NC State transfer who didn’t do much in 10 minutes against the Terps. I’m one of the few people not enamored with Duke this year. I don’t think the Blue Devils are a Top 10 or even Top 20 team. I think Maryland has a better roster and will finish the year better than the Blue Devils.

Our pal Bobby Knight will call the game on ESPN [UPDATE: No! He just called the first game! Sweet!], so we’ll recommend in advance you watch it on mute.

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