Kentucky took on Duke in the 1998 Elite Eight in the South Regional in St. Petersburg, FL
Duke with the first two points on free throws after a Kentucky foul. They hit a 3 pointer to have an early 5-0 lead over the Cats. Nazr Mohammed with the first points for the Cats getting them on the board, 5-2.Another 3 pointer for the Blue Devils and they extend the lead to 8-2. Allen Edwards for the Cats with a 3 pointer. Duke keeps extending their 14-7, Kentucky with two free throws by Wayne Turner to make it 14-9. Duke with yet another 3 pointer to make it a 17-11 lead; Jeff Shepherd with 2 out of 3 free throws. Wayne Turner with another 3 point chance and he gets all three making it just a 17-16 game. Blue Devils now with a 31-20 lead less than halfway through. Kentucky finally scores after a bit of a drought still down 38-24 after free throws. Kentucky has 10 unanswered points they have it down to just 6 points, 38-32. Duke leads Kentucky 49-39 at the half. The Cats at one point trailed by 18 points to Duke.
Kentucky scores first in the second half; Duke follows them 51-41. Duke still with a lead over Kentucky 56-45. Hamisu Evans with a 3 pointer and Kentucky with another 61-51. Midway through the half Duke still with the lead over Kentucky 71-54. Back to back 3 pointers from Kentucky, a basket, and free throw bring them within 9. Cameron Mills hits a 3 pointer to give Kentucky their first lead of the game, 80-79. Duke takes it back with free throws. Scott Padgett ties it. 3 pointer for the Cats for the lead.Kentucky goes on to defeat Duke 86-84 to face Stanford in the 1998 Final Four