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Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball

Kentucky Wildcats mens basketball
NameKentucky Wildcats
Current2010 11 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Kentucky|conference=Southeastern Conference
Conference ShortSEC
CityLexington
StateabbKY
StateKentucky
CoachJohn Calipari
Tenure2nd
ArenaRupp Arena
Capacity23,500
NicknameWildcats
All Time Record2052-647 (.760)
SongOn, On UK
Color1Blue
Color2White
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NCAAchampion1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998
NCAArunnerup1966, 1975, 1997
NCAAfinalfour1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011
NCAAeliteeight1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011
NCAAsweetsixteen1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011
NCAAtourneys1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
NITchampion1946, 1976
Conference Tournament1921, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011 (Note: There was no SEC tourney from 1953-1978.)
Conference Season1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010
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The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team, representing the University of Kentucky, is the winningest in the history of college basketball, both in all-time wins and all-time winning percentage. Kentucky's all-time record currently stands at 2052-647 (.760). Kentucky also leads all schools in total NCAA tournament appearances with 51, is tied with North Carolina in NCAA tournament wins with 105, and ranks second to UCLA in NCAA championships with 7. In addition to these titles, Kentucky also has won the National Invitation Tournament in both 1946 and 1976. (Kentucky is the only school to win multiple NCAA and NIT titles.) The Wildcats have played in a record 51 NCAA tournaments, in a record 151 NCAA tournament games, have an NCAA record 42 Sweet-16 appearances, and an NCAA record 33 Elite-8 appearances. Further, Kentucky has played in 14 Final Fours (4th place all time), and has 10 NCAA championship game appearances (tied for second place all time with Duke), winning 7 NCAA championships (second only to UCLA all time). Kentucky is the only school with four different NCAA championship coaches (Rupp, Hall, Pitino, Smith).

The Wildcats play their home games in Rupp Arena, a facility named for their former coach, Adolph Rupp. The arena's official capacity is 23,500 and the team consistently ranks first in the nation in home game attendance. The team's huge fan base is often referred to as the "Big Blue Nation" or the "Big Blue Mist", the latter because the fans typically engulf tournament and neutral-site venues. Likewise, the team itself is often referred to as the "Big Blue". In the 1980s the team was credited with popularizing Midnight Madness.

On April 1, 2009, John Calipari was formally announced as Kentucky's 18th men's head basketball coach, replacing the fired Billy Gillispie.

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National championships : The Mauermen

National championships : The Mauermen
Year Coach Opponent Score Record
1948 Adolph Rupp Baylor 58-42 36-3
1949 Adolph Rupp Oklahoma State 46-36 32-2
1951 Adolph Rupp Kansas State 68-58 32-2
1958 Adolph Rupp Seattle 84-72 23-6
1978 Joe B. Hall Duke 94-88 30-2
1996 Rick Pitino Syracuse 76-67 34-2
1998 Tubby Smith Utah 78-69 35-4
National Championships 7

1948 NCAA Tournament Results
National championships : The Mauermen
Round Opponent Score
Elite 8 Columbia 76-51
Final 4 Holy Cross 60- 35
Championship Baylor 58-40

1949 NCAA Tournament Results
National championships : The Mauermen
Round Opponent Score
Elite 8 Villanova 85-72
Final 4 Illinois 76-47
Championship Oklahoma State 46-36

1951 NCAA Tournament Results
National championships : The Mauermen
Round Opponent Score
Sweet 16 Louisville 79-68
Elite 8 St. John's 59-43
Final 4 Illinois 76-74
Championship Kansas State 68-58

1958 NCAA Tournament Results
National championships : The Mauermen
Round Opponent Score
Sweet 16 Miami (OH) 94-70
Elite 8 Notre Dame 89-56
Final 4 Temple 61-60
Championship Seattle 84-72

1978 NCAA Tournament Results
National championships : The Mauermen
Round Opponent Score
Round #1 Florida State 85-76
Sweet 16 Miami (OH) 91-69
Elite Eight Michigan State 52-49
Final 4 Arkansas 64-59
Championship Duke 94-88

1996 NCAA Tournament Results
National championships : The Mauermen
Round Opponent Score
Round #1 San Jose State 110-72
Round #2 Virginia Tech 84-60
Sweet 16 Utah 101-70
Elite 8 Wake Forest 83-63
Final 4 UMass 81-74
Championship Syracuse 76-67

1998 NCAA Tournament Results
National championships : The Mauermen
Round Opponent Score
Round #1 South Carolina State 82-67
Round #2 Saint Louis 88-61
Sweet 16 UCLA 94-68
Elite 8 Duke 86-84
Final 4 Stanford 86-85 OT
Championship Utah 78-69

Final Four history :
1958-Champion 1966-Finalist 1975-Finalist 1978-Champion
1984-Semifinalist 1993-Semifinalist 1996-Champion 1997-Finalist
1998-Champion 2011-Semifinalist

Final Four history :
Layton Rouse #26 Ken Rollins #10 Alex Groza #15 Ralph Beard #12
Wallace Jones #27 Cliff Barker #23 Bill Spivey #77 Cliff Hagan #6
Frank Ramsey #30 Lou Tsioropoulos #16 Billy Evans #42 Gayle Rose #20
Jerry Bird #22 Phil Grawemeyer #44 Bob Burrow #52 Vernon Hatton #50
Johnny Cox #24 Cotton Nash #44 Louie Dampier #10 Pat Riley #42
Dan Issel #44 Kevin Grevey #35 Jack "Goose" Givens #21 Rick Robey #53
Kyle Macy #4 Sam Bowie #31 Kenny "Sky" Walker #34 Deron Feldhaus #12
John Pelphrey #34 Richie Farmer #32 Sean Woods #11 Jamal Mashburn #24

Final Four history :

Final Four history :

Final Four history :
Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Hometown Draft Year (Pick, Team) All-Stars NBA Championships NBA Team
G-F Kelenna Azubuike 6'5" 220 Tulsa, OK 2005 (undrafted) 0 0 New York Knicks
G Eric Bledsoe 6'1" 190 Birmingham, AL 2010 (18, Oklahoma City) 0 0 Los Angeles Clippers
G Keith Bogans 6'5" 215 Alexandria, VA 2003 (43, Milwaukee) 0 0 Chicago Bulls
C DeMarcus Cousins 6'11" 270 Mobile, AL 2010 (5, Sacramento) 0 0 Sacramento Kings
C Josh Harrellson 6'11" 275 St. Charles, MO 2011 (45, New Orleans) 0 0 New York Knicks
F-C Chuck Hayes 6'6" 238 Modesto, CA 2005 (undrafted) 0 0 Houston Rockets
C Enes Kanter* 6'11" 255 Istanbul, Turkey 2011 (3, Utah) 0 0 Utah Jazz
G Brandon Knight 6'3" 180 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2011 (8, Detroit) 0 0 Detroit Pistons
G-F DeAndre Liggins 6'6" 195 Chicago, IL 2011 (53, Orlando) 0 0 Orlando Magic
C Jamaal Magloire 6'10" 260 Toronto, ON 2000 (19, New Orleans) 1 (2004) 0 Miami Heat
C Nazr Mohammed 6'10" 238 Chicago, IL 1998 (29, Utah) 0 1 (2005 San Antonio) Oklahoma City Thunder
G Jodie Meeks 6'4" 208 Norcross, GA 2009 (41, Milwaukee) 0 0 Philadelphia 76ers
C Daniel Orton 6'10" 255 Oklahoma City, OK 2010 (29, Orlando) 0 0 Orlando Magic
F Patrick Patterson 6'9" 235 Huntington, WV 2010 (14, Houston) 0 0 Houston Rockets
F Tayshaun Prince 6'9" 215 Compton, CA 2002 (23, Detroit) 0 1 (2004 Detroit) Detroit Pistons
G Rajon Rondo 6'1" 176 Louisville, KY 2006 (21, Phoenix) 2 (2010, 2011) 1 (2008 Boston) Boston Celtics
G John Wall 6'4" 195 Raleigh, NC 2010 (1, Washington) 0 0 Washington Wizards

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Final Four history :
Wildcats in the NBA
NBA Draft Selections
Total selected: 100
Lottery Picks in Draft: 12
1st Round: 27
No. 1 Picks: 1
Notable Achievements
Olympic Gold Medal Winners: 11
NBA Champions: 13 players a total of 18 times
Naismith Basketball-Hall-of-Famers: 8

University of Kentucky

AcademicsColleges: Business and Economics * Dentistry * Design * Engineering * Law * Medicine * Pharmacy
Other: Digital Classicist * Kentucky Geological Survey * Martin School * Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce * Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center
AthleticsSoutheastern Conference * Baseball * Basketball (Men's Women's) * Basketbowl * "Big Blue Nation" * Big Blue Sports Network * Cheerleading Squad * Cliff Hagan Stadium * Commonwealth Stadium * Football (Governor's Cup) * Joe Craft Center * Kentucky Fight * Kentucky Louisville rivalry * Kentucky Wildcats * Memorial Coliseum * On, On, U of K * Stoll Field/McLean Stadium * UK Soccer Complex * University Club of Kentucky * Wildcat Marching Band
CampusArboretum * Art Museum * Botanical Garden * Buildings * Maine Chance Farm * Residence Halls
PeopleAlumni * Athletic Directors * Faculty * Presidents * Lee T. Todd, Jr. (President)
Student lifeFraternities * The Kentucky Kernel * Sororities * WRFL-FM * WUKY-FM
MiscellaneousLinux Athlon Testbed * Solar Car Team * Transportation Center

Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball

Teams1947-48 * 1948-49 * 1950-51 * 1953-54 * 1957-58 * 1965 66 * 1969-70 * 1974-75 * 1975-76 * 1977-78 * 1983-84 * 1991 92 * 1993-94 * 1994-95 * 1995-96 * 1996-97 * 1997-98 * 2002-03 * 2005-06 * 2006 07 * 2007 08 * 2008 09 * 2009 10 * 2010 11 |Rivals|Rivalries]]
Rivals|Rivalries]]Tennessee * Indiana * Louisville * North Carolina
Retired JerseysBasil Hayden * Burgess Carey * Carey Spicer * Paul McBrayer * Forest Sale * Ellis Johnson * LeRoy Edwards * Bob Brannum * Ralph Beard * Alex Groza * Cliff Hagan * Frank Ramsey * Johnny Cox * Cotton Nash * Louie Dampier * Pat Riley * Dan Issel * Kevin Grevey * Jack Givens * Kyle Macy * Sam Bowie * Kenny Walker * Jamal Mashburn * The Unforgettables * Richie Farmer, Deron Feldhaus, John Pelphrey, Sean Woods
CoachesHayden * Mauer * Rupp * Hall * Sutton * Pitino * Smith * Gillispie * Calipari
ArenasAlumni Hall * Alumni Gymnasium * Memorial Coliseum * Rupp Arena
Practice FacilityJoe Craft Center
LoreCawood Ledford * Bill Keightley * Ashley Judd * Big Blue Madness * My Old Kentucky Home * The Y


Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 1947 1948 NCAA Champions

12 Ralph Beard * 14 Joe Holland * 15 Alex Groza * 18 Dale Barnstable * 19 Jack Parkinson * 23 Cliff Barker * 25 Jim Line * 26 Ken Rollins * 27 Wallace Jones
Coach Adolph Rupp

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 1948 1949 NCAA Champions

12 Ralph Beard * 15 Alex Groza * 18 Dale Barnstable * 19 Walter Hirsch * 23 Cliff Barker * 25 Jim Line * 27 Wallace Jones
Coach Adolph Rupp

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 1950 1951 NCAA Champions

6 Cliff Hagan * 11 Shelby Linville * 16 Lou Tsioropoulos * 19 Walter Hirsch * 30 Frank Ramsey * 32 Lucian Whitaker * 35 Charles Newton * 38 Bobby Watson * 77 Bill Spivey
Coach Adolph Rupp

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 1957 1958 NCAA Champions

14 Phil Johnson * 24 Johnny Cox * 32 John Crigler * 34 Ed Beck * 40 Earl Adkins * 50 Adrian Smith * 52 Vernon Hatton * 54 Don Mills
Coach Adolph Rupp

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 1977 1978 NCAA Champions

Chuck Aleksinas * Truman Claytor * Jack Givens * James Lee * Kyle Macy * Mike Phillips * Rick Robey * Jay Shidler * LaVon Williams
Coach Joe B. Hall

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 1995 1996 NCAA Champions

00 Tony Delk * 5 Wayne Turner * 13 Nazr Mohammed * 15 Jeff Sheppard * 23 Derek Anderson * 24 Antoine Walker * 33 Ron Mercer * 40 Walter McCarty * 41 Mark Pope
Coach Rick Pitino
Assistant Coach Winston Bennett

Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 1997 1998 NCAA Champions

3 Allen Edwards * 5 Wayne Turner * 11 Saul Smith * 13 Nazr Mohammed * 14 Heshimu Evans * 15 Jeff Sheppard * 21 Cameron Mills * 34 Scott Padgett * 42 Jamaal Magloire
Coach Tubby Smith

Southeastern Conference men's basketball teams

Eastern DivisionFlorida Gators * Georgia Bulldogs * Kentucky Wildcats * South Carolina Gamecocks * Tennessee Volunteers * Vanderbilt Commodores
Western DivisionAlabama Crimson Tide * Arkansas Razorbacks * Auburn Tigers * LSU Tigers * Ole Miss Rebels * Mississippi State Bulldogs



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