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Item 53 of Basketball, 1979

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

WILDCATS FEATURED FIVE TIMES ON SEC TV SERIES For the second consecutive year, the Kentucky Wildcats will be seen five times on the Southeastern Conference Television series, which enters its 15th season. In addition, two of the Cats' games. Notre Dame and South Carolina, will be shown nationally. TVS Television Network of New York City will produce the regular Saturday games for the 15th year, while the Monday series enters its second year under Doug Layton Productions of Birmingham. The Wildcats open both series - Wednesday, Jan. 3 at Florida and Saturday, Jan. 6 when they host LSU. The Wildcats also are seen on Monday's Feb. 12 vs. Miss. State and Feb. 19 at Georgia, and Saturday, Feb. 10 vs. Alabama. Kentucky has won 35 and lost only 16, for a 68.5 win percentage during the past 14-years. The year-by-year breakdown; Won one of three games in '65, three of four in '66, two of four in both '67 and '68. three of five in '69, all four in '70, three of four in '71, two of three in both '72 and '73. one of three in '74, all three in '75, two of three in both '76 and '77 and all five in '78. THE SCHEDULE: Date Day Teams Tip-Off JAN. 3 WEDNESDAY KENTUCKY AT FLORIDA............ 9:00 EST JAN. 6 SATURDAY LOUISIANA STATE AT KENTUCKY 1:30 EST Jan. 8 Monday 8:00 CST Jan. 13 Saturday 2:00 EST Jan. 15 Monday 8:00 CST Jan. 20 Saturday Alabama at Auburn................. 12:30 CST Jan. 22 Monday 8:00 CST Jan. 27 Saturday Mississippi at Tennessee.............. 1:30 EST Jan. 29 Monday Louisiana State at Tennessee.......... 9:00 EST Feb. 3 Saturday Vanderbilt at Mississippi.............. 2:30 CST Feb. 5 Monday 8:00 CST FEB. 10 SATURDAY ALABAMA AT KENTUCKY........... 2:30 EST FEB. 12 MONDAY MISSISSIPPI STATE AT KENTUCKY 9:00 EST Feb. 17 Saturday Florida at Mississippi State............ 1:30 CST FEB. 19 MONDAY KENTUCKY AT GEORGIA............ 9:00 EST Feb. 22 Thursday Alabama at Louisiana State........... 8:00 CST Feb. 24 Saturday 1:30 EST Mississippi State at Louisiana State..... 2:30 CST SEC CAGE CHAMPIONS BY YEARS 1933 . .. ......KENTUCKY 1948 ........KENTUCKY 1963 1934 ........Alabama 1949 ........KENTUCKY 1964 1935 KY.. LSU (Tie) 1950 ........KENTUCKY 1965 1936 .......Tennessee 1951 ........KENTUCKY 1966 1937 ......KENTUCKY 1952 ........KENTUCKY 1967 1938 ____ ,.......Ga. Tech. 1953 ..............LSU 1968 1939 . .. ......KENTUCKY 1954 .....KY., LSU (Tie) 1969 1940 ......KENTUCKY 1955 ........KENTUCKY 1970 1941 Tennessee 1956 ..........Alabama 1971 1942 KENTUCKY 1957 ........KENTUCKY 1972 1943 Tennessee 1958 ........KENTUCKY 1973 1944 KENTUCKY 1959 ........Miss. State 1974 1945 KENTUCKY 1960 ...........Auburn 1975 1946 . .. KENTUCKY 1961 ........Miss. State 1976 1947 ......KENTUCKY 1962 . . KY., Miss. St. (Tie) 1977. . . Tennessee KENTUCKY KENTUCKY KY., Tenn. (Tie) KY., Ala. (Tie) . . KY., Tenn. (Tie) 1978 .........KENTUCKY (Tournament decided champion until 1951. Title determined by regular season play starting in 1951. Kentucky did not play a schedule in 1953 due to NCAA suspension.) 51