Kentucky at Illinois

- Saturday, December 24 1983 -

Kentucky - 56 (Head Coach: Joe B. Hall) - [Ranked 2nd by AP]
Sam Bowie24561162303311
Kenny Walker39580033102110
Melvin Turpin2835112100137
Jim Master355111111110111
Roger Harden2212002170012
Winston Bennett2935227310028
James Blackmon1133000110006
Dicky Beal900121010001
Paul Andrews300000000000

Illinois - 54 (Head Coach: Lou Henson) - [Unranked]
Efrem Winters407131170231015
Doug Altenberger408143421320019
George Montgomery3728022351014
Bruce Douglas406100113830212
Quinn Richardson2323000210004
Tom Schafer2001002401010

Halftime Score: Illinois 33, Kentucky 26
Technical Fouls: None
Officials: Bob Hiltebran, Charlie Due and Bill Mitze
(Note, these high school officials were pulled from the stands when the regular referees were stranded due to snow.)
Attendance: 7651
Arena: Assembly Hall (UIUC)
References: Chicago Tribune, Lexington Herald-Leader, University of Illinois and UK Media Guide

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Due to the bad winter weather, local referees are pulled out of the stands to officiate

Kenny Walker (#34) is surrounded by Illini defenders

James Blackmon (#10) with the game winner

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