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78 > Image 78 of Basketball, 1963

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

COACHJay McCreary (5 YearsWon 47, Lost 76) OffenseSingle Pivot, Fast Break DefenseMan-to-Man, Zone Chief LossesGeorge Nattin (G) 12.7, leading scorer 2 seasons; Ray Lewis (F) 5.2; Tom Conklin (C) 4.5 Top ReturneesEllis Cooper (6-0 G) 11.0, Maury Drummond (6-7 F-C) 1 1.8 OUTLOOK: The departure of George Nattin (12.7), leading scorer of the Tigers for two seasons, leaves a big void in the rebuilding pattern and duplicating last year's 14-11 record (first winning campaign in five years) may be difficult. Yet Coach Jay McCreary is counting on balance and spirit to gain LSU more improvement. Big operative in the scoring column is likely to be 6-7 Maury Drummond, 1 1.8 last year. Dick Maile, a 6-5 soph, has impressive credentials and is a likely starter in place of one of three departed regulars. The Tigers could surprise. 14th GameTULANE at New OrleansSat., Jan. 12 SiteTulane Gym (5,200) NicknameGreen Wave LocationNew Orleans, La. PublicistCharley Thornton Ath. Dir.To Be Named Tipoff8:00 p.m. CST ColorsOlive Green and Columbia Blue Enrollment4,700 ConferenceSoutheastern SeriesUK Won 33, TU Won 5 1961-62 RecordWon 13, L 10 Last GameUK 97, TU 72 in '62 (Conf. finish6-8tie for 6th) COACHCliff Wells (17 YearsWon 253, Lost 157) OffensePattern, Fast Break DefenseMan-to-Man Chief LossesJack Ardon (C) 15.8, Wayne Pearl (G) 1 1.7 Top ReturneesJim Kerwin (6-3 G-F) 23.1 All-SEC; Bob Davidson (6-7 C) 8.0; Larry Getts (6-4 F) 3.6 OUTLOOK: If cagey Cliff Wells, now in his 47th year of coaching, and his youthful new assistant, ex-UK aide Ted Lenhardt, can develop some additional firepower to go with All-SEC Jim Kerwin, Tulane could be a contender. Even with scoring help, the Greenies will have to come up with the ball and the departure of big Jack Ardon 76