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Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

QUICK FACTS ON KENTUCKY BASKETBALL NCAA CHAMPIONSFour Times (1948, '49, '51, '58) in 20 Appearances. 30 Victories. NIT CHAMPIONS1946. SUGAR BOWL CHAMPIONSFive Times. UK INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSThirteen Times in 19 Tournaments. SEC CHAMPIONSRecord 27 Times Since 1933. (Last in 1972.) WORLD CHAMPIONS1948 Olympic Games. INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS1966. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS BY POLLSSix Times Since 1949. ALL-TIME RECORDWon 1,084, Lost 336, Tied 1 in 69 Seasons. KENTUCKY ALL-AMERICANS25 Players Honored 37 Times. ALL-SOUTHEASTERN52 Players Honored 91 Times. PROFESSIONALS31 Players Entered Ranks. MEMORIAL COLISEUM (11,500) Home Floor Since 1950 (Won 264, Lost 32). RECORD HIGH POINTS143 vs. Georgia (Neutral Site) '56At Home 121 vs. Mississippi '71. INDIVIDUAL HIGH53 By Dan Issel in 1970 vs. Mississippi at Oxford. BIGGEST VICTORY MARGIN77 vs. Georgia in 1956At Home, 53 vs. Georgia Tech '56, Georgia '59. WILDCATS CARVE INCREDIBLE POST-SEASON TOURNAMENT RECORD Since Kentucky made its first appearance in a major post season basketball tournament in 1942, no graduating class has ever missed the opportunity to play in either the NCAA or National Invitational Tournaments. In fact, the Wildcats have an incredible record which has seen them miss only seven times (1943, '53, '54, '60, '63, '65 and "67) in the past 30 years. Two of thoses misses were in 1953, when they sat out a season, and '54, when the undefeated National Champions won an automatic NCAA berth but declined the bid. The University has had only two undefeated seasons in its illustrious basketball history. The first was 9-0 in 1911-12, the other 25-0 in 1953-54. 5