1948 Team Roster for 1948: Johnny Stough, Ralph Beard, Kenneth Rollins, Cliff Barker, Jr., Dale Barnstable, Garland Townes, Jim Jordan, Joe Holland, Alex Groza, Wallace Jones, Jim Line, Roger Day. Kentucky played Baylor in the Coach: Adolph Rupp National Championship this year. They won 58-42. Kentucky finished the season 34-2.
1949 Team Roster for 1949:Jim Line, Cliff Barker, John Stough,Ralph Beard, Joe Hall, GarlandTownes,Dale Barnstable, Walt Hirsch, WallaceJones, Alex Groza, Bob Henne, RogerDay.Coach: Adolph RuppThe final four game was playedagainst Illinois. The score was 76-47.Kentucky played Oklahoma in thenational championship. They won 46-36.
1951 Team Roster for 1951:Frank Ramsey, Shelby Linville, Bill Spivey,Roger Layne, Lou Tsioropoulos, Read Morgan.Cliff Hagan, C.M. Newton, Walt Hirsch, PaulLansaw, Dwight Price, Lindle Castle, LucianWhitaker, Bobby Watson, Guy Strong, T.Riddle.Coach: Adolph Rupp They played Illinois in the final four, the score was 76-74. Kentucky played Kansas State this year in the NCAA. They won the game 68-58.
1958 Team Roster for 1958: Adrian Smith, John Crigler, Ed Beck, Don Mills, Johnny Cox, Vernon Hatton, Earl Adkins, Billy Smith, Phil Johnson, Bill Cassady, Lincoln Collinsworth and Harold Ross. Coach: Adolph Rupp The final four game was played against Miami-Oh. The score was 94-70. Kentucky played Seattle this year. They won the game 84-72.
1978 Team Roster for 1978: Jay Shidler, Dwane Casey, Kyle Macy, Jack Givens, Tim Stephens, Chris Gettelfinger, Truman Claytor, LaVon Williams, Scott Courts, Mike Phillips, Rick Robey, Chuck Aleksinas, Fred Cowan, James Lee, Assistant Coach Leonard Hamilton, Coach: Joe Hall The Wildcats won their first national title in 20 years!! Kentucky played Duke this year in the NCAA. The score was 94-88.
1996 Team Roster for 1996: Allen Edwards, Derek Anderson, Jeff Sheppard, Tony Delk, Anthony Epps, Cameron Mills, Wayne Turner, Jason Lathrem, Oliver Simmons, Nazr Mohammed, Mark Pope, Walter McCarty, Antoine Walker, Jared Prickett, Ron Mercer. Coach: Rick Pitino The final four game was against Massachusetts. The score was 81-74. Kentucky played Syracuse in the championship this year. They won the game 76-67.
1998 Team Roster for 1998:Saul Smith, Cameron Mills, Jeff The wildcats playedSheppard, Wayne Turner, Steve Masiello, Stanford in the final four.Ryan Hogan, Heshimu Evans, Scott They won this game 86-85!!Padgett, Nazr Mohammed, Jamaal Kentucky played Utah thisMagloire, Michael Bradley, Myron year in the NCAA. TheyAnthony, Allen Edwards, Coach: Tubby won the game 78-69.Smith
2012 Team Roster for 2012:Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague, Jarrod Polson,Brian Long, Ryan Harrow, Sam Malone,Stacey Poole, Jr., Twany Beckham, MichaelKidd-Gilchrist, Kyle Wiltjer, Eloy Vargas,Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, DariusMiller, Jon Hood. Coach: John CalipariKentucky’s most recent nationaltitle was won this year.Their 8th national title gave themthe nickname “gr8ness.”Kentucky played Kansas this year.They won the game 67-59.
2013?? Team Roster for 2013: Kyle Wiltjer, Nerlens Noel, Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin, Ryan Harrow, Willie Cauley-Stein, Julius Mays, Jon Hood, Jarrod Polson, Twany Beckham, Sam Malone, Brian Long. Coach: John Calipari Top Recruiting class again grabbing 4 top 45 prospects. Kentucky is currently 4-1 this season.
• Kentucky has the most all time wins and the highest all time winning average.• Kentucky has won a total of 8 national titles, and hoping to get the 9th in 2013.• Kentucky is the only school who has won multiple NCAA and NIT championships.• Kentucky has played in 15 final four games and they have 11 NCAA championship appearances.• Kentucky is the only school with 5 different NCAA championship coaches.• Kentucky hired their current coach, John Calipari in 2009.
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