Kentucky vs. North Carolina

- Saturday, December 26 1981 -

(at East Rutherford, NJ)

Kentucky - 69 (Head Coach: Joe B. Hall) - [Ranked 2nd by AP]
Derrick Hord286161253110113
Charles Hurt4071145103301318
Melvin Turpin33482243111510
Dirk Minniefield3149002594038
Jim Master396102202100414
Dicky Beal1011240030004
Bo Lanter200001010000
Tom Heitz511000000002
Chuck Verderber1201000200000

North Carolina - 82 (Head Coach: Dean Smith) - [Ranked 1st by AP]
Matt Doherty (*)3846015280118
James Worthy3810176680600126
Sam Perkins3771378112004121
Jimmy Black2528002572134
Michael Jordan358133654220219
Buzz Peterson (*)300000100000
Jim Braddock1714002020032
Jeb Barlow200000000000
Chris Brust511001000012

Halftime Score: North Carolina 38, Kentucky 35
Technical Fouls: None
Officials: Larry Lembo, Mickey Crowley and Ed Cartotto
Attendance: 18,116
Arena: Brendan Byrne Arena
References: Charlie Board's ACC Site and Lexington Herald-Leader

Prior Game| Next Game
Seton Hall 98 - 74|Notre Dame 34 - 28 OT

Game Writeup - by Malcolm Moran, New York Times

Jimmy Black ignites the break with Michael Jordan on the wing and Jim Master scrambling to get back. Looking on in the distance include Charles Hurt, Sam Perkins, James Worthy, Melvin Turpin and Chuck Verderber

UNC's James Worthy (#52) jams the ball in front of Melvin Turpin

Melvin Turpin (#54) grabs the ball

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