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Guard powers 'Cats to win over archrival

In a state where every boy grows up with visions of game-winning shots dancing in his head, Patrick Sparks lived the Ultimate Kentucky Fantasy against Louisville.

Updated: December 21, 2004, 1:10 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In a state where every boy grows up with visions of game-winning shots dancing in his head, Patrick Sparks lived the Ultimate Kentucky Fantasy on Saturday afternoon.

The scrawny, pasty, burrheaded point guard had a game against archrival Louisville that will be talked about in this hoops-obsessed state until Sparks is gumming his food in a retirement home.

They'll talk about how the kid who embodies the myth and lore of Kentucky basketball sank three free throws ...

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