Kentucky and Notre Dame went head to head with each other on December 29, 1979 at Freedom Hall in Louisville.
LaVon Williams gets Kentucky on the board, Kyle Macy with a basket as well as the Cats lead 4-2 after ND gets on the board. Kentucky by 6 now with a 10-4 lead almost 4 minutes in. Notre Dame catches up to pull within four but Kentucky responds with a basket to make it 16-10. Kentucky with their largest lead of the game, they lead Notre Dame 24-12 halfway through the half. LaVon makes one of two free throws for the Cats to lead 33-19, Notre Dame scores and Kentucky does after, 35-21. Kentucky leads 47-33 at the half.
Notre Dame to score first in the second half with free throws, Kentucky with a basket by Chuck Verderber, 49-35. Kentucky still on top 53-41 over Notre Dame. With a basket by Kyle Macy, Kentucky leads 57-47. Kentucky with a 67-53 advantage over the Fighting Irish. Irish catching up to the Cats as they still lead 75-69 with 5:15 to go. Kentucky defeats Notre Dame 86 -80.