Kentucky's eight national championships are the second-most all time in men's basketball, trailing only UCLA's 11. Kentucky and Louisville first played against each other in 1913 but stopped playing each other in the 1920s, playing only twelve times between 1913 and 1983.
Kentucky's sixth title, in 1996, may have been its best team. The Wildcats' third championship was the most tumultuous. At the conclusion of the investigation it was found Kentucky committed several rule violations, including giving illegal spending money to players. Share Tweet. In the wake of a 1949 point shaving scandal with three former players being arrested just weeks before the '51 season began, Kentucky lost only two games. It's been seven years, in fact, since the Wildcats won their eighth title by defeating Kansas 67-59, John Calipari's first since taking over the program in 2009. Kentucky's NCAA Tournament record all time The Wildcats are 126-51 all time in the NCAA Tournament. 1,000 Point Club. 3-point Field Goal Records. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.
The Kentucky–Louisville rivalry has been ranked the 2nd best rivalry in college basketball by Bleacher Report and 3rd best rivalry in all of college sports by Basketball Hall of Fame contributor Dick Vitale. 1 recruiting class coming in, this could be his biggest rebuilding job of all. MORE: 20 winningest coaches in March Madness history. Kentucky Basketball Record Book. 1 overall NBA draft pick Anthony Davis as the Wildcats won a record 38 games en route to the championship, losing only on a buzzer-beater in the regular season to Indiana, and in the SEC championship game to Vanderbilt. Current coach John Calipari brought the Wildcats to four Final Fours in five seasons, the best stretch of any coach ever at Kentucky. Kentucky's success hasn't been limited to September through February. Kentucky 99, LSU 95. As a result, the Wildcats were handed the first de facto "death penalty" from the NCAA and were forced to sit out the entire 1952 season. Rebounding Records. Home of Walter Cornett's Wildcat World – Dedicated to the University of Kentucky Wildcats Mens Basketball Team, Record book is up to date as of August 20, 2020, All-Time Winning Streaks/Biggest Wins & Losses. MORE: Top 10 college basketball programs since 2010: Kentucky or Duke at No. In the year the Kentucky boys’ Sweet Sixteen turns 100, a year-by-year recap of the 99 prior state tournaments: 1918. North Carolina with six championships and Duke with five are all in position this year to win another title and inch closer to the Wildcats in the all-time title race.
Champion: Lexington High School (Coach Darrill Hart). The Wildcats are 126-51 all time in the NCAA Tournament. 1 overall picks (3). No Division I program has more wins (2,263) or a higher winning percentage (.764) in NCAA history. Kentucky's Rupp Arena Record | Kentucky Wins - 610 ... Lexington, KY Capacity: 23,500 Year Opened: 1976 Home Team: Kentucky Named for: Adolph Rupp Other Photographs: Click here for a list of other arenas. The 2012 team featured No. Game Results. 1? Following the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky played in the Olympic trials, going 2-1, good enough to represent the United States in the 1948 Olympics. If you have a problem with that, create your own web site. Ironically, one of those losses came in an 92-82 fashion to Massachusetts, a team which just so happened to be coached by one John Calipari. And 2019 has been status quo for the Wildcats as they finished the regular season ranked fourth in the AP Poll with a 26-5 record.
Kentucky leads all schools in NBA Draft selections (126) and No. Keion Brooks and Dontaie Allen are the only returning players on scholarship, and although John Calipari added one grad transfer to the roster already in Davion Mintz and has another No. | 2020-21 | 2021-22 | 2022-23 | 2023-24 | 2024-25 | 2025-26 | 2026-27 | 2027-28 | 2028-29 | 2029-30 |, | 2010-11 | 2011-12 | 2012-13 | 2013-14 | 2014-15 | 2015-16 | 2016-17 | 2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20 |, | 2000-01 | 2001-02 | 2002-03 | 2003-04 | 2004-05 | 2005-06 | 2006-07 | 2007-08 | 2008-09 | 2009-10 |, | 1990-91 | 1991-92 | 1992-93 | 1993-94 | 1994-95 | 1995-96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98 | 1998-99 | 1999-00 |, | 1980-81 | 1981-82 | 1982-83 | 1983-84 | 1984-85 | 1985-86 | 1986-87 | 1987-88 | 1988-89 | 1989-90 |, | 1970-71 | 1971-72 | 1972-73 | 1973-74 | 1974-75 | 1975-76 | 1976-77 | 1977-78 | 1978-79 | 1979-80 |, | 1960-61 | 1961-62 | 1962-63 | 1963-64 | 1964-65 | 1965-66 | 1966-67 | 1967-68 | 1968-69 | 1969-70 |, | 1950-51 | 1951-52 | 1952-53 | 1953-54 | 1954-55 | 1955-56 | 1956-57 | 1957-58 | 1958-59 | 1959-60 |, | 1940-41 | 1941-42 | 1942-43 | 1943-44 | 1944-45 | 1945-46 | 1946-47 | 1947-48 | 1948-49 | 1949-50 |, | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36 | 1936-37 | 1937-38 | 1938-39 | 1939-40 |, | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 |, | 1910-11 | 1911-12 | 1912-13 | 1913-14 | 1914-15 | 1915-16 | 1916-17 | 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 |, | 1902-03 | 1903-04 | 1904-05 | 1905-06 | 1906-07 | 1907-08 | 1908-09 | 1909-10 |. Referred to as "The Untouchables" because the roster had nine future NBA players led by Antoine Walker, the Wildcats only lost two games all season. It's far from breaking news, but Kentucky has been very, very good at basketball for a very, very long time. Top 10 college basketball programs since 2010: Kentucky or Duke at No. Return to statistics, team schedules, opponents, players, games, coaches, opposing coaches or Kentucky Wildcat Homepage Note: Above, I use the convention that the decade ends with the tenth year and begins with the first. Legendary coach Adolph Rupp led Kentucky to a program-high six Final Fours. 20 winningest coaches in March Madness history. With EJ Montgomery officially staying in the draft, eight members of the 2019-20 Kentucky team are gone. Team and Individual Records. The team defeated Baylor 58-42 in the championship after beating Holy Cross in the Final Four. 1? Kentucky brought home the title for the first time in 1948. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/58/cc/john-calipari-041619-getty-ftrjpg_1rty21pzo64ox1cjvkkvzpivb5.jpg?t=-2015200791&w=500&quality=80. The Wildcats have one of the richest March Madness histories in the nation and have a legitimate shot at further bolstering their resume as arguably the best program in NCAA Tournament history. When did your team last win a national title in college basketball? Scoring Records and Leading Scorers. The starting five from Kentucky went undefeated in the Olympics, becomming the first and only team to win an NCAA championship and Olympic gold medal in the same year. MORE: When did your team last win a national title in college basketball? Field Goal Records. Record book is up to date as of August 20, 2020.