By LARRY VAUGHT
Only twice during his four-year career at Kentucky was Jack Givens “mentally okay” just watching instead of needing to make key plays for the Wildcats.
Both games came during his 1974-75 season when UK reached the Final Four — and both came in the NCAA Tournament.
The first one was the Mideast Region final in Dayton, Ohio, against Indiana. The Hoosiers were ranked No. 1 and brought a 34-0 record into the game. Indiana also smacked UK 98-74 on Dec. 7, 1974, in Bloomington in the game where Indiana coach Bobby Knight smacked UK coach Joe Hall on the back of the head.