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Image 6 of Basketball, 1998

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

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Kentucky Basketball Quick Facts University Information Location: Enrollment: Founded: Colors: Nickname: Conference: Arena: Lexington, Ky. 24,100 1865 Blue & White Wildcats Southeastern (Eastern Division) Rupp Arena (23,000) Arena Record: 281-31 (21 years) UK UKAA Administration President (alma mater, year): Dr. Charles Wethington Jr. (Eastern Ky. '56) Faculty Representative: Dr. John J. Piecorojr. (Ohio State'61) Athletics Director: CM. Newton (Kentucky '52) Senior Associate Director: Larry Ivy (Alabama '67) Associate Directors: Kathy DeBoer (Michigan State 78) Bob Bradley (Salem College 71) Assistant Directors: Jack Fligg - Football Operations John Cropp - Special Projects Rena Vicini - Media Relations Sandy Bell - Compliance Kyle Moats - Marketing Assistants to the A.D.: Frank Ham, Micki King Ticket Manager: Barbara Osborne Media Information Basketball Contact/ Associate Media Relations Director Brooks Downing (Kentucky '88) Office Phone 606-257-3838 Office Fax 606-32 3-4310 Office Address UK Media Relations, Memorial Coliseum, Km. 2 3, Lexington, Ky. 40506-0019 Downing's E-mail lxlrown@pop.uky.edu Internet Address www.ukathletics.com Basketball Staff I lead I. Xiach: Orlando "Tubby" Smith (High Point 7 3) Overall College Coaching Record: Total: 124-62 (6 years) 66.7% Tulsa: 49-43 (4 years) 53.3",, Georgia: 45-19 (2 years) 70.3% UK Coaching Record: 0-0 (First year) N( \.\ Tournament Appearance-.: 4 Assistant Coaches: George Felton (South Carolina 75) Shawn Finney (Fairmont '85) Mike Sutton (East Carolina 78) Secretary (Office Phone): Marta McMackin (606-257-1916) Best Time To Call Coach Smith: Coordinate through Brooks Downing Equipment Manager: Bill Keightley Trainer: Eddie Jamiel (Lindsey Hopkins '61) Strength Coach: Tom Boyd (Kentucky '93) Team Physician: Dr. David Caborn 1996- 97 Review Record: 35-5 (13-3 SEC, 2nd East) (12-1 Home, 7-2 Away, 16-2 Neutral) NCAA Runner-up West Regional Champ SEC Tournament Champ Great Alaska Shootout Champ NCAA Postseason Record: 5-1 Defeated Montana (92-54), Iowa (75-69), St. Joseph's (83-68), Utah (72-59), Minnesota (78-69); Lost to Arizona (84-79 OT) in the NCAAChampionship game Final AP Ranking: 5 th Final USA Today Ranking: 2nd 1997- 98 Preview Starters Returning: 3 Scott Padgett (6-9, Jr., F, 9.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg) Jamaal Magloire (6-10, So., C, 4.9 ppg, 4-4 rpg) Allen Edwards (6-5, Sr., G/F, 8.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg) Staffers Lost: 4 Derek Anderson (6-5, G, 17.7 ppg, 4-1 rpg) Anthony Epps (6-2, G, 8.9 ppg, 4.8 apg) Ron Mercer (6-7, F, 18.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg) Jared Prickett (6-9, F, 7.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg) Other Lettermen Returning: 5 Steve Masiello (6-2, So., G, 0.9 ppg, 0.4 rpg) Cameron Mills (6-3, Sr., G, 5.9 ppg, 1.2 rpg) Nazr Mohammed (6-10, So., C, 2.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg) *Jeff Sheppard (6-3, Sr., G, 5.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg) Wayne Turner (6-2, So., PG, 4-5 ppg, 1.6 apg) Newcomers: 5 Myron Anthony (6-7, Fr., F, 28.1 ppg, 10.8 rpg) Michael Bradley (6-10, Fr., F/C, 35.6 ppg, 11.6 rpg) **Heshimu Evans (6-6, Jr., F, 13.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg) Ryan Hogan (6-3, Fr., G, 27.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg) Saul Smith (6-2, Fr. G, 20.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg) *Sheppard reckhined the (996-97 season; Stats from 1995-96 season. ** Evans transferred from Manhattan College after the '96 season.