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Image 5 of Basketball, 1997

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

UK QUICK FACTS Kentucky's Unparalleled Tradition Past 93 Years... Winningest Team in College Basketball (1,650-520-1) 76.0 winning percentage Six NCAA Titles (48-49, 51, 58, 78, 96) Two NCAA Runner-up Trophies Most Wins In NCAA Tournament 70 37 NCAA Tourney Appearances 11 Final Fours 38 SBC Championships 19 SEC Tournament Titles Past Five Years... Winningest Team in College Basketball (148 wins) 29.6 Wins Per Season One NCAA Title Two Final Fours Four Final Eights Four SEC Tournament Titles Two SEC Championships University Information Location: Lexington, KY 40506-0019 Founded: 1865 Enrollment: 24,200 (campus) 30,000 (at 14 community colleges) President: Dr. Charles T. Wethington Jr. Faculty Representative: Dr. John Piecoro Conference: Southeastern (Eastern Division) Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Blue and White Arena: Rupp Arena Capacity: 23,000 UK Athletics Association Athletics Director: C. M. Newton Senior Associate Director: Larry W. Ivy Associate Director: Kathy DeBoer Assistant Directors: Bob BradleyAcademics Jack FliggFootball Operations John CroppSpecial Projects Rena ViciniMedia Relations Sandy BellCompliance Kyle MoatsMarketing Assistants to the A.D.: Frank Ham, Micki King Ticket Manager: Barbara Donnelly Head Coach Rick Pittno (Massachusetts, 1974) College Coaching Record: 317-119 (14 years, 72.7%) NBA Coaching Record: 90-74 (2 years, 54.9%) Kentucky Coaching Record: 184-45 (7 years, 80.3%) Coaching Staff Associate Coach: Jim O'Brien (St Joseph's, 1974) Assistant Coaches: Delray Brooks (Providence, Winston Bennett (Kentucky, 1987) Strength/Conditioning Coach: Shaun Brown Assistant Strength Coach: Layne Kaufman Equipment Manager: Bill Keightley Trainer: Eddie Jamiel Team Physician: Dr. David Caborn Administrative Assistant: Marta McMackin Staff Assistant: Erin Smith Basketball Phone Number: (606) 257-1916 Team Information 1995-96 Record: 34-2 SEC Record: 16-0 (1st SEC East/Overall Final AP Poll: 2nd Final CNN-USA Today Poll: 1st Postseason Play: SEC 2-1, tournament runner-up to Mississippi State; NCAA 6-0, won Midwest Regional and National Championship. Lettermen Returning: 10Derek Anderson, Allen Edwards, Anthony Epps, Ron Mercer, Cameron Mills, Nazr Mohammed, Jared Prickett, Jeff Sheppard, Oliver Simmons, Wayne Turner Lettermen Lost: 4Tony Delk, Walter McCarty, Mark Pope, Antoine Walker Starters Returning: 2Anthony Epps, Derek Anderson Starters Lost: 3Tony Delk, Walter McCarty, Antoine Walker Newcomers: 1Jamaal Magloire