The LSU Tigers men’s basketball team made a list that it doesn’t want to be on.
ESPN published a ranking of the 25 worst collapses in sports history, and No. 20 on that list is the Tigers’ 99-95 loss to Kentucky in February 1994.
On the day after Valentine’s Day that year, LSU led by 31 points with approximately 15 minutes left in the second half before proceeding to blow it. How long ago was that? Rick Pitino was coach of the Wildcats, and Shaquille O’Neal was in his second year in the NBA after spending three in Baton Rouge, La.
At least LSU got a measure of revenge eight years later via the Bluegrass Miracle.