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Former Baylor Star: Bears Will Remember Kentucky Game 'For Rest Of Lives'

If you listened to the media, there is a "Game of the Century" nearly every week in the modern sports world.

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However, for the Baylor Bears men's basketball team, their Elite Eight game against Kentucky on Sunday really will be one of the defining moments of their careers.

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If you don't believe me, just ask former Baylor star Jack Robinson, an 84-year old who played on the Bears team that lost to Kentucky in the 1948 NCAA championship game:

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"There's not much an outsider can tell them," Robinson said. "They'll remember this game as long as they live. So they've got to give it their best. After 64 years, the memories are still fresh [from the 1948 title game]. You don't want to have any regrets."

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For fringe NBA prospects like Quincy Acy, Brady Heislip and Pierre Jackson, a strong performance against the Wildcats could make or break their careers.

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In last season's Sweet Sixteen, Kentucky's Josh Harrellson, who now plays for the New York Knicks, earned a spot in the 2011 NBA Draft by overpowering Ohio State star Jared Sullinger in their one-on-one matchup.

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Perhaps Brad Pitt said it in best in Troy:

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For full coverage of the game, stay tuned to SB Nation Dallas' exclusive story stream and check out the comprehensive team blogs over at Our Daily Bears and A Sea Of Blue.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.