Tuesday, April 28, 2015

UK national champ dead in Madisonville

Mike Phillips, one of the Kentucky Wildcats on the 1978 NCAA championship team, has died in Madisonville.

He was 59.

The Hopkins County coroner's office is investigating the cause of death but told WFIE-TV that Phillips died after a fall Saturday at his home.

In 1978, the UK team went 30-2 and beat Duke in the NCAA final. The Courier-Journal reported Phillips was an Ohio native who averaged more than 10 points a game during the season and finished 25th on UK's all-time scoring list.