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Image 5 of Basketball, 1997

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

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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 Bradley—Academics 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 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: 10—Derek Anderson, Allen Edwards, Anthony Epps, Ron Mercer, Cameron Mills, Nazr Mohammed, Jared Prickett, Jeff Sheppard, Oliver Simmons, Wayne Turner Lettermen Lost: 4—Tony Delk, Walter McCarty, Mark Pope, Antoine Walker Starters Returning: 2—Anthony Epps, Derek Anderson Starters Lost: 3—Tony Delk, Walter McCarty, Antoine Walker Newcomers: 1—Jamaal Magloire