The Kentucky Derby has become a national sporting event.
The race itself was won by Kentucky in 1964.
Since then, the race has been the site of several iconic moments in Kentucky sports history, such as the Kentucky state basketball championship, the Kentucky basketball team’s national title run, and the Kentucky football team’s NCAA Championship win in 1976.
And now the race will return to Kentucky for the first time in more than a century.
The Kentucky Wildcats have won the Kentucky State Fair on Sunday with a team that was ranked No. 3 in the nation.
But that’s not all the team accomplished on Sunday.
Kentucky also won the first of its two home games in 2018.
In addition, the team finished with a record of 25-3.
The 2017 team went 2-0 against ACC opponents.
In 2017, Kentucky also played two games against ACC schools.
One was a doubleheader at Wake Forest.
The other was at Florida International University.
The teams also played a game against each other in 2017.
Kentucky won both games, and a lot of the points were in the ACC.
Kentucky went 2 for 6 from 3-point range.
It also was 3 for 10 from the free throw line.
The team shot a league-high 53 percent from 3.
Kentucky finished with its best offensive efficiency in 2017-18 at 53.7 points per game.
Kentucky had its best defensive efficiency of the season in 2017 at 67.1 points per contest.
The Wildcats were 5 for 18 from 3, with the last three coming on misses by Louisville’s Justin Patton and Duke’s Jalen Coleman.
Kentucky’s defense, which was led by junior forward Jalen Hurts, was the second-best in the country.
It was also the best in the Big East.
In 2018, Hurts and senior point guard Jordan Morris led the way with 21 points and six assists.
The junior guard also had three steals.
Louisville won in double overtime.
The first half was a close contest with Kentucky leading 57-42 at halftime.
The game was tied at 71-all when Kentucky hit three free throws with 1:06 left.
The Cardinals then scored seven straight points to go ahead 63-60 with 1 minute, 4 seconds remaining.
After another miss from Hurts with 12 seconds left, Louisville scored the final five points of the first half on a 3-pointer by Jarell Martin with 1.5 seconds left.
Kentucky trailed by six points in the third quarter, but pulled ahead by eight with a dunk by senior forward Justin Patton.
The lead was extended to seven points by the Cardinals with 6:19 left in the quarter.
The Cards hit two free throws to seal the game at 74-73 with 1 1/2 minutes, 30 seconds left in regulation.
Louisville led by seven at the half with a 66-68 lead.
Louisville scored nine straight points on a layup by junior guard Jarett Martin with 9:37 left to cut the lead to 79-75.
After a miss by junior point guard Jalen Morris with 4:06 remaining, Louisville missed another free throw.
Kentucky scored seven unanswered points to cut it to 79 with 1 minutes, 14 seconds left to tie it at 84-80.
The ball went up the court for a dunk from junior guard Jalyn Hill.
The play was called back and the Wildcats scored six straight to take a 78-78 lead into the locker room with 1 :06 left in overtime.
Kentucky led by three with less than two minutes left in OT.
Louisville shot 3 for 15 from the field.
The final seven points of overtime were by junior Jordan Morris.