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1951-52
Basketball
FACTS For PRESSRADIOTV TABLE OF CONTENTS
Facts About the University........................................................... 2
1951-52 Varsity Schedule, B-Team Schedule .............................. 3
The Outlook For 1951-52 ............................................................4-5
Coach Adolph Rupp (Mr. Basketball) ........................................6-8
Kentucky Basketball Coaches List ................................................ 8
Asst. Coach Harry Lancaster Sketch ............................................ 9
The Rupp Era .............................................................................. 10
Official Statistics, 1950-51 .......................................................... 10
Kentucky All-Americans ............................................................ 1 1
Helms Athletic Foundation Selections .......................................... 1 1
All-Conference Players ................................................................ 12
Recap 1950-51 Season ............................................................13-14
Lettermen Lost, Letterman Remaining, Squad Breakdown ............ 14
Kentucky's Tournament Record .................................................... 1 5
All-Time Kentucky Cage Records ............................................16-20
Press-Radio-TV Outlets ................................................................ 20
Varsity Roster.............................................................................. 21
Thumbnail Sketches ..................................................................22-31
All-Time Record ......................................................................32-41 University of Kentucky 1951-52
For Press and Radio
Edited by Ken Kuhn Sports Publicity Editor
SPORTS PUBLICITY OFFICE TELEPHONES
Dept. of Public Relations Dept. of Athletics
205 Administration Bldg., Memorial Coliseum
2189  2180 2241 Facts About The University of Kentucky
LOCATION  Lexington, a community of 100,000 population, capital of the thoroughbred horse industry, located 80 miles east of Louisville and 85 miles south of Cincinnati.
FOUNDED  1865
ENROLLMENT  Approximately 5,500 (coeducational) PRESIDENT  Dr. Herman L. Donovan VICE-PRESIDENT  Dr. Leo M. Chamberlain COMPTROLLER  Frank D. Peterson
FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ATHLETICS  Dean A. D. Kirwan
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR  Bernie Shively (Illinois 1927)
HEAD BASKETBALL COACH  Adolph Rupp (Kansas 1923)
ASST. VARSITY HEAD FRESHMAN COACH  Harry Lancaster (Georgetown 1932)
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS  Raymond W. (Jack) Wild (Kentucky '35)
SPORTS PUBLICITY EDITOR  Ken Kuhn (Michigan State '42)
TICKET SALES MANAGER  Harvey Hodges (Kentucky 1931)
EQUIPMENT MANAGER  Bill Brown (E. Ky. State 1942)
TRAINER  Charles (Smoky) Harper (Mercer 1923)
STUDENT MANAGER  Bobby Moore
MASCOT  The "Colonel" (a live Kentucky wildcat)
BAND  "Best Band In Dixie" (100 Men)
SCHOOL FIGHT SONG  "On, On U. of K."
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE  Southeastern
NICKNAME OF TEAMS  Wildcats
UNIFORM COLORS  Blue and White
HOME COURT  Memorial Coliseum (12,000) KENTUCKY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
1951-52
19 5 1
Dec.    8       Washington & Lee .......................... Home
Dec. 10       Xavier .............................................. Away
Dec.  13       Minnesota ........................................ Away
Dec. 17       St. Johns .......................................... Home
Dec. 20        DePaul ............................................ Home
Dec. 26       U.C.L.A........................................... Home
Dec. 28, 29 Sugar Bowl Tournament........ New Orleans
(St. Louis U., Brigham Young, Villanova)
19 5 2
Jan.    2       U. of Mississippi ...................... Owensboro
Jan.    5        L.S.U............................................... Home
Jan.    7       Xavier.............................................. Home
Jan.  12       Florida ............................................ Away
Jan.   14       Georgia ...................................... Louisville
Jan.  19       Tennessee ........................................ Away
Jan. 21        Georgia Tech ....................................Away
Jan. 26       Alabama .......................................... Away
Jan. 28       Vanderbilt ........................................ Away
Jan. 30       Auburn ............................................ Away
Feb.    2       Notre Dame ................................ Chicago
Feb.    4       Tulane ............................................ Home
Feb.    6       U. of Mississippi .............................. Home
Feb.    9       Georgia Tech .................................. Home
Feb. 11       Mississippi State .............................. Home
Feb.  16       Tennessee ........................................ Home
Feb. 21       Vanderbilt ...................................... Home
Feb. 23       DePaul ............................................ Away
Feb. 28, 29, Mar. 1  SEC Tournament .......... Louisville
Kentucky's 1950-51 RecordWon 32, Lost 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS (NCAA)  1951
1951-52 KENTUCKY B-TEAM SCHEDULE
CoachHarry Lancaster
Dec.    8       Ft. Knox .......................................... Home
Dec. 17       Georgetown College Freshmen..........Home
Dec. 20       Centre College "B" Team................ Home
(All games will be played as 6:00 p.m. preliminaries to varsity games on the same dates. Kentucky's "B" team will be composed of freshmen listed in the varsity roster.)
3 The Outlook For 1951-52
Sages and dopesters from time immemorial have been improving their prediction averages by following a time-proven adage of "sticking with the winning combination" and when it came to basketball in recent years that generally meant Baron Adolph Rupp and his Kentucky Wildcats.
This season could be a different story, however, despite the apparent strength of a veteran combination backed up by several promising freshmen.
The defending national collegiate titlists, who gave the nation's cage teams a new mark at which to shoot by becoming the first three-time tournament winner in NCAA history last March, will present a balanced roster listing four seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and ten freshmen. Only losses from the team that amassed a season record of 32 victories against two defeats were captain Walt Hirsch, who was ineligible to play in the NCAA tourney due to the four-year rule, and substitute center Roger Layne.
While the squad looks like a world beater on paper, the experts point out that Kentucky will be without the services of its All-American center, seven foot Bill Spivey, for at least the first month of the season and possibly for the entire campaign. The Georgia Pine, most valuable cage player in the nation last year and number one man on everybody's "all" teams, injured a knee while the club as making a movie for clinic demonstrations and underwent an operation in mid-October for removal of a torn cartilege.
Still on crutches and unable to put any appreciable weight on the knee at season's start, Spivey posed Coach Rupp the biggest problem in 1 951-52 plans. It appeared that "Grits" would not be ready for action before mid-January at the earliest. Rupp said there is "a real possibility" that Spivey would be held out the remainder of the season rather than risk further injury by premature action and to preserve a full season's eligibility.
4 "We definitely would rather have him in there at the earliest moment he's ready," Rupp said. "Spivey was our mainstay. Without him we lose a lot of height and depth we had counted on. The team we are working now is one of the smallest I've had in years. It will average just about six-foot two.
"We don't look too bad for what we have, but we can count on only one experienced reserve (Lou Tsioro-poulos, 6'5" junior forward-center) and our December schedule, when Spivey will be missing, is without doubt the strongest for that period of any team in the coun-try."
The Wildcats, with 13 native Kentuckians on a roster of 21 players, open the season Dec. 8 against Washington & Lee and then take on Xavier, Minnesota, St. John's, DePaul and UCLA in that order before winding up their December engagements in the Sugar Bowl Tournament with St. Louis U., Brigham Young, and Villanova.
The bulk of the January-February schedule consists of competition with conference foes as Kentucky seeks its ninth consecutive Southeastern Conference title. Only non-conference tilts slated in the new year are with powerful Notre Dame, DePaul and Xavier.
With Spivey a big question mark, Rupp is counting on Cliff Hagan, 6'4" junior from Owensboro, Ky., to take over the pivot post. The much heralded prep ace became eligible for varsity play at mid-season last year and provided much-needed bench strength at center and forward. Since he seems to operate better in the pivot than at forward, Hagan could make the absence of Spivey hurt less than anticipated.
The rest of the Wildcat lineup shapes up about as expected with Shelby Linville, 6,5" senior from Middle-town, Ohio, and Frank Ramsey, 6'3" junior from Madi-sonville, Ky., as the probable forwards; and Bobby Watson, 5' 10V2" senior from Owensboro, Ky., and Skippy Whitaker, 6' senior from Louisville, Ky., at the guards.
The traditional "Rupp (fast) break" offense again will be on the bill of fare along with a generous supply of controlled break patterns as "The Man In The Brown Suit" fields his 22nd Kentucky cage aggregation.
5 MR. BASKETBALL Adolph Frederick Rupp
(21 YearsWon 442, Lost 7984.8%)
"The Man in The Brown Suit" sounds like the title for a good mystery thriller and might very well be if it were not for Adolph Rupp, University of Kentucky's affable wizard of hardwood magic.
Colorful as he is successful, Kentucky's head cage mentor long ago was tagged with the descriptive title by sportswriters of the nation because of his preference of brown as a game-night wardrobe and thus forestalled any cloak-and-dagger novelist from becoming famous with the title.
The nation's 1950 "Coach of the Year" and tutor of the 1951 NCAA cage champions is known to the basketball world by a variety of other titles, such as "Mr. Basketball," "Baron," "Colonel," "The Baron of Basketball," and "01' Rupp and Ready"but none adequately describes the human interest of the man who has done more than any other modern tutor to make the cage game a national spectator sport.
With his 21st year at the Bluegrass school behind him, Baron Rupp can look back over a two-decade regime of unparalleled successan amazing record of 442 wins against 79 losses plus a third NCAA Tournament championship for his Kentucky basketeers, representing the first team in history to annex the title three times.
The crafty professor of hardwood tactics and his nationally-famous Wildcats have become virtually synonymous in the basketball world. The record compiled by Rupp-coached Kentucky teams borders on the fantastic and his cage powerhouses have consistently won nationwide fame in intercollegiate competition.
Rupp's Kentucky Wildcats can boast an unequalled
6 record of 83 victories against 17 defeats in major tournament competition over the past 21 years, including participation in 18 national classics. The Bluegrass cagers in 1949 became the first team in the history of the Naismith sport to win two NCAA and one National Invitation crowns and last season made their record more secure by adding a third NCAA crown.
Coach Rupp and his "Fabulous Five" (Groza, Beard, Barker, Jones, and Rollins) represented the United States as a unit on the American basketball entry at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
Not to be outshone by the highly-publicized cage powerhouses he has developed at Kentucky, Baron Rupp personally has scaled the pinnacles of basketball fame and won deserved recognition in his own right.
For the re-building job he accomplished on the sophomore-studded 1949-50 Wildcats (25-5), weakened beyond repair (everyone thought) by the loss of four great stars, the New York Basketball Writers Association named Rupp "Coach of the Year." In 1944, he won the highest individual coaching honor in the basketball worldelection to the basketball Hall of Fame sponsored by Helms Foundation. Rupp was the tenth coach in the history of the sport to be so honored by the quasi-official California organization, which in 1949 selected him as "Coach of the Year" for the second season in a row and in 1951 designated the Wildcats as national champions for the fourth timean honor given no other collegiate quintet.
Kentucky Colonel Rupp also has achieved a host of equal and lesser honors during his career. He is the author of a best-seller, "Championship Basketball," which is already being translated into foreign languages. During the past season, he was made an honorary citizen of New Orleans and received the first plaque of appreciation ever awarded by the Sugar Bowl committee. He was honored in 1949 as the outstanding citizen of the University city of Lexington and holds the high office of Potentate in the Oleika Temple of the Shrine. In 1945, Rupp was named to the Kentucky Hall of Fame as the second man to be so honored in the history of the state. Just as the services of his Wildcat basketeers are widely sought by sports promoters, Coach Rupp is in great demand during the off season as an after dinner speaker and for guest appearances at coaching clinics, which mount as high as a dozen a season and call for coast to coast hops.
Truly, no nomination for the "greatest coaching success story" would be complete without the University of Kentucky's and the Nation's Mr. BasketballAdolph Rupp.
KENTUCKY BASKETBALL COACHES
(With Season Record)
1905 F. E. Schacht (1-1)
1906 W. H. Mustaine (4-8)
1907 W. H. Mustaine (2-4)
1908 W. H. Mustaine (5-6)
1909 W. H. Mustaine (4-4)
1910 E. R. Sweetland (4-5) 191 1Iddlings (6-6)
1912 E. R. Sweetland (9-0)
1913 J. J. Tigert (6-3)
1914 Alpha Brummage (9-2)
1915 Alpha Brummage (7-5)
1916 James Park (8-6)
1917 W. P. Tuttle (4-6)
1918 S. A. Boles (9-2-1)
1919 Andrew Gill (6-8)
1920 Geo. C. Buchheit (5-7)
1921 Geo. C. Buchheit (13-1)
1922 Geo C. Buchheit (10-6)
1923 Geo. C. Buchheit (3-10)
1924 Geo. C. Buchheit (13-2)
1925 C. O. Applegran (13-8)
1926 Ray Eklund (13-2)
1927 Basil Hayden (2-13)
1928 John Mauer (12-6)
1929 John Mauer (12-5)
1930 John Mauer (16-3)
1931-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(15-3)
1932-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(15-2)
1933-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(20-3)
1934-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(15-1)
1935-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(19-2)
1936-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(15-6)
1937-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(17-5)
1938-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(13-5)
1939-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(16-4)
1940-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(15-6)
1941-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(17-8)
1942-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(19-6)
1943-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(18-5)
1944-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(19-2)
1945-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(22-4)
1946-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(28-2)
1947-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(34-3)
1948-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(36-3)
1949-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(32-2)
1950-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(25-5)
1951-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	(32-2)
1952-	Adolph	F.	Rupp	
8 HARRY LANCASTER
Assistant Coach
Baron Rupp's capable assistant professor of basketball knowledge and general right hand man is genial, smiling Harry Lancaster. Rivaling his boss in affability and capability, Lancaster is Kentucky's first full-time assistant coach and also holds down the position of Head Freshman Basketball Coach.
Harry bosses a promising group of freshmen and non-varsity performers making up the B-team this season and helps out with the heavy varsity coaching duties. In his \ "spare" time the former Georgetown (Ky.) College athlete manages to sandwich in a large slice of scouting duties. *^
Rupp was one of the first coaches in college basketball to inaugurate an extensive system of scouting his future opponents. That very important task is now assigned to Lancaster.
Lancaster spent last summer in Greece on a special athletic assignment for the U. S. State Department. The mission called for the Kentucky aide to act as an advisor to Greek Basketball Federation officials on Olympic procedures and other matters. He also conducted numerous clinics, coaching schools and gave public lectures on the cage sport as played in the United States.
Lancaster came to the University in 1942 as instructor in the physical education department.
During the war years, he entered the United States Navy as an Apprentice Seaman and, after 26 months service, Lancaster was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Senior Grade.
 THE RUPP ERA
1930-51
Season Kentucky
1930- 31 ............ 15
1931- 32 ............ 15
1932- 33 ............ 20
1933- 34 ............ 15
1934- 35 ............ 19
1935- 36 ............ 15
1936- 37 ............ 17
1938- 39 ............ 16
1939- 40 ............ 15
1940- 41 ............ 17
1941- 42 ............ 19
1942- 43 ............ 18
1943- 44 ............ 19
1944- 45 ............ 22
1945- 46 ............ 28
1946- 47 ............ 34
1947- 48 ............ 36
1948- 49 ............ 32
1949- 50 ............ 25
1950- 51 ............ 32
Opponents
3 ......
2
3
1
2 6
5
4
6 8 6
5 2
4
2
3 3 2
5 2
Percent
.833 .882 .870 .938 .905 .714 .774 .800 .714 .680 .760 .783 .905 .846 .933 .918 .923 .941 .833 .941
21-Year   Total   442 79 .............848
Total PointsKentucky 28,359; Opponents 19,438 Game Average54.4; Opponents 37.3
OFFICIAL VARSITY BASKETBALL
(34 GamesFinal)
PlayerPos.           G   FGA   FG PCT.   FTA FT
Spivey, C ............               33    632   252 39.9    211 131
Linville, F ............              34    388    151 38.9      70 53
Watson, G ..........            34   460    151 32.8     68 51
Ramsey, G ..........            34   413    135 32.7    123 75
Hirsch,  F ..........             30   396    113 28.5     68 48
Hagan, F-C ........           20    188     69 36.7     61 45
Whitaker, G ........          31    187     64 34.2     55 33
Tsioropoulos,  F .. 27    122     38 31.1      30 16
Price,  F ..............                 20     47      13 27.6      18 8
Newton, G ..........            18     35       8 22.8     1 1 5
Layne, C ............                12     23       6 26.1      11 7
Strong, G ............              10     23       5 21.7       1 0
Others ................                           99     24 24.2     17 10
Kentucky Totals ..       3013 1029 34.1    744 482
All Opps. Totals ..       2422   656 27.0   786 471 * Ineligible to play in N.C.A.A. Tournament.
STATISTICS, 1950-51
PCT. 62.0
75.7 75.0 60.9
70.5
73.8 60.0
53.3
44.4 45.4
63.6 00.0 58.8
REB. 567 309
86 434 239 169
61 130
43
12
13 4
42
AST. PF 81 91
67 48
92 101 19
28 21
3
4
5 1 1
91
78
14
79 62 52 33
15 18 13
5 35
TP 635 355 353 345 274 183 161 92 34 20 19 10 59
64.8 2109 471 684 2540
59.9 1357 265 623 1783
AV. 19.2 10.4 10.4 10.1
9.1
9.2 5.2 3.4 1.7 1.1 1.6 1.0
74.7 52.4
10 KENTUCKY ALL-AMERICANS
Name Position Year
Basil Hayclen .............. Forward............................ 1921
Burgess Carey ............Guard .............................. 1925
Carey Spicer .............. Forward ...................... 1929-31
Paul McBrayer............Guard .............................. 1930
Forrest Sale ................Center-Forward............ 1932-33
Ellis Johnson ..............Guard .............................. 1933
John DeMoisey ..........Center.............................. 1934
LeRoy Edwards ..........Center.............................. 1935
Bernard Opper ............Guard .............................. 1939
Lee Huber ..................Guard .............................. 1940
Bob Brannum..............Center.............................. 1944
Jack Parkinson ..........Guard .............................. 1946
Ralph Beard................Guard .................... 1947-48-49
AlexGroza..................Center .................... 1947-48-49
Wallace Jones ............Forward............................ 1949
Bill Spivey ..................Center.............................. 1951
HELMS ATHLETIC FOUNDATION COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL SELECTIONS
College Basketball Hall of Fame
1949_Adolph F. Rupp .................................. Kentucky
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1933Forrest Sale ... 1935Leroy Edwards 1949Alex Groza .... 1951Bill Spivey.....
Center-Forward
.............Center
............. Center
.............Center
Helm's National Champions
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1933_Kentucky ............ 20
1948 Kentucky ............ 36
1949 Kentucky ............ 32
1951Kentucky ............ 32
		Points
L	Points	Against
3	1073	630
3	2690	1730
2	2320	1530
2	2540	1783
11 ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS, 1926-51
(Players must have earned at least one first team berth on recognized selection)
Name Year
Paul Jenkins....................... ................................... 1926
Louis McGinnis ................... ................................. 1931
Carey Spicer....................... ................................... 1931
George Yates ........................................................ 1931
Ellis Johnson .................................................... 1932-33
Forrest Sale...................................................... 1932-33
John DeMoisey ................... ............................. 1933-34
LeRoy Edwards ...................................................... 1935
Dave Lawrence...................................................... 1935
Ralph Carlisle .................................................. 1936-37
Warfield Donohue ................................................ 1937
Bernard Opper ................................................ 1938-39
Layton Rouse ........................................................ 1940
Lee Huber ............................................................ 1941
James King .......................................................... 1941
Marvin Akers .................................................. 1941-43
Ermal Allen .......................................................... 1942
Melvin Brewer ...................................................... 1943
Bob Brannum ........................................................ 1944
Jack Parkinson .......................................... 1944-45-46
Jack Tingle ............................................ 1944-45-46-47
Kenton Campbell .................................................. 1945
Ralph Beard .......................................... 1946-47-48-49
Wallace Jones ...................................... 1946-47-48-49
Joe Holland .......................................................... 1947
Kenneth Rollins .............................................. 1947-48
Alex Groza .................................................... 1948-49*
Jim Line................................................................ 1950
Walt Hirsch .......................................................... 1951
Bill Spivey ...................................................... 1950-51 *
Frank Ramsey ...................................................... 1951
Bobby Watson ...................................................... 1951
Shelby Linville .................................................... 1951 *
* Chosen on All-NCAA Tournament Team
12 KENTUCKY BASKETBALL RECAP 1950-51
	FG's	FG's	PCT.	FT's	FT's	PCT.	Per	Final	Half
	Att.	Made		Att.	Made		Fouls	Score	Score
KENTUCKY	87	33	37.9	8	7	87.5	22	73	47
W. Texas State .	52	13	25.0	25	17	68.0	6	43	24
KENTUCKY	85	28	32.9	30	14	46.6	25	70	44
Purdue ...............	89	19	21.3	29	14	48.2	25	52	26
KENTUCKY	89	26	29.2	25	15	60.0	27	67	28
Xavier ...............	69	19	27.5	34	1 8	52.9	22	56	26
KENTUCKY	112	35	31.2	24	15	62.5	20	85	58
Florida...............	.61	12	19.6	32	13	59.0	18	37	16
KENTUCKY	94	30	31.9	11	8	72.7	19	68	28
Kansas ................	62	14	22.5	24	11	45.8	9	39	12
KENTUCKY	53	13	30.1	18	1 1	61.1	17	43	16
St. John's ..........	51	13	25.4	20	11	55.0	20	37	16
		SUGAR	BOWL	TOURNAMENT					
KENTUCKY	60	15	25.0	18	12	66.6	14	42	22
St. Louis ............	57	1 8	31.5	13	7	53.8	15	43	22
KENTUCKY	79	25	31.6	32	19	59.3	14	69	35
Syracuse ...........	73	23	31.4	18	13	72.2	24	59	39
KENTUCKY	84	35	41.6	18	9	50	13	79	41
Auburn .............	69	12	17.3	14	1 1	78.5	18	35	13
KENTUCKY	91	28	30.7	13	7	53.8	18	63	37
DePaul ...............	77	23	29.9	22	9	40.9	15	55	27
KENTUCKY	89	23	25.8	29	19	65.5	1 7	65	27
Alabama ............	68	17	25.0	19	14	73.7	21 *	48	20
KENTUCKY	91	27	29.7	24	15	62.5	24	69	29
Notre Dame .....	61	15	24.6	30	1 4	46.6	18	44	26
KENTUCKY	61	27	44.3	22	16	72.7	23	70	34
Tennessee ..........	59	16	27.1	27	13	48.1	19	45	12
KENTUCKY	89	34	38.2	19	14	73.7	28	82	49
Ga. Tech ............	79	19	24.0	32	23	71.8	18	61	32
KENTUCKY	91	30	32.8	22	14 .	63.6	23	74	45
Vanderbilt ..........	60	16	26.6	25	18	68.0	20	49	20
KENTUCKY	1 12	43	38.4	26	18	69.2	21	104	61
Tulane ................	70	27	38.5	25	14	56.0	21	68	37
KENTUCKY	77	31	40.3	26	19	73.0	16	81	44
L. S. U...............	93	26	27.9	16	7	41.2	20	59	31
KENTUCKY	91	33	36.2	23	14	60.9	27	80	40
Mississippi St. ,	62	17	27.4	35	26	74.2	1 8	60	28
KENTUCKY	78	35	44.9	23	16	69.8	16	86	32
Mississippi ..........	75	15	20.0	19	9	73.7	18	39	17
KENTUCKY	105	33	31.4	15	9	60.0	14	75	42
Ga. Tech ..........	77	17	22.1	15	8	53.3	1 1	42	22
KENTUCKY	112	31	27.7	22	16	72.7	17*	78	36
Xavier ................	79	19	24.1	19	13	68.4	17	51	22
KENTUCKY	97	33	34.0	29	20	68.9	22	86	46
Tennessee ..........	90	25	27.7	27	1 1	40.7	22	61	34
KENTUCKY	82	25	30.5	18	10	55.5	22	60	33
DePaul ..............	71	21	29.6	24	15	62.5	18	57	33
KENTUCKY	88	35	39.8	22	1 8	81.8	18	88	46
Georgia ..............	84	15	17.8	21	1 1	52.4	17	41	23
KENTUCKY	104	38	36.5	21	13	61.9	22	89	58
Vanderbilt ..........	71	21	29.6	25	1 5	60.0	19	57	25
	SOUTHEASTERN		CONFERENCE		TOURNAMENT				
KENTUCKY	110	38	34.5	21	16	76.2	17	92	48
Mississippi St.	73	24	32.9	24	22	91.7	14	70	32
KENTUCKY	106	35	33.0	21	14	66.7	13	84	46
	73	21	28.7	17	12	70.6	19	54	26
KENTUCKY	96	32	33.3	24	1 8	70.8	24	82	49
Ga. Tech ..........	74	19	25.7	29	18	62.1	17	56	26
KENTUCKY	87	24	27.6	17	9	52.9	18	57	30
Vanderbilt ..........	33	24	32.9	20	13	65.0	16	61	26
13 POST-SEASON GAME
FG's Att.
KENTUCKY ............ 92
Loyola ...................... 70
KENTUCKY ............ 89
Louisville .................. 85
KENTUCKY ............ 72
St. John's ................ 70
KENTUCKY ............ 91
Illinois ...................... 70
FG's PCT. FT's FT's
Made Att. Made
38 41.3 31 21
20 28.5 28 21
NCAA TOURNAMENT
29	32.6	29	21
31	36.4	20	6
24	33.3	17	1 1
16	22.8	19	1 1
32	35.2	21	12
26	37.1	35	22
PCT.	Per	Final	Half
	Fouls	Score	Score
67.7	24	97	48
75.0	25	61	27
72.4	21	79	44
30.0	28	68	40
64.7	18	59	23
57.8	16	43	24
57.1	27	76	32
62.8	16	74	39
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
KENTUCKY ............ 69       28       40.5       24 12
Kansas State ............ 80       23       28.7       20 12
* Technical foul. N.C.A.A. CHAMPIONS Southeastern Conference Champions NUMBER ONE CAGE TEAM IN NATION1950-51
(Associated Press and United Press Final Poll of Sports Editors and Coaches)
50.0 23 68 27 60.0       23       58 29
LETTERMEN LOST BY GRADUATION
Walt Hirsch ...................................................... Forward
Roger Layne ........................................................ Center
LETTERMEN REMAINING
(Several lettermen not returning)
Bill Spivey .......................................................... Center
Frank Ramsey ...................................................... Guard
Bobby Watson ...................................................... Guard
Shelby Linville .................................................. Forward
Cliff Hagan............................................Center-Forward
Lucian Whitaker.................................................. Guard
Lou Tsioropoulos................................................ Forward
FRESHMAN NUMERAL MEN RETURNING
Gayle Rose............................................................Guard
Bill Evans..............................................................Guard
Gene Neff.......................................................... Forward
Willie Rouse ........................................................ Guard
SQUAD BREAKDOWN BY CLASSES
SENIORS: Bill Spivey, Shelby Linville, Lucian Whitaker,
Bobby Watson. JUNIORS: Frank Ramsey, Cliff Hagan, Lou Tsioropoulos. SOPHOMORES: Bill Evans, Gayle Rose, Gene Neff, Willie
Rouse.
FRESHMEN: George Cooke, James Flynn, Houston Nutt, Ronald Clark, Dan Swartz, Neale Cosby, Charles Keller, Woodrow Preston, Brown Sharpe, Cliff Dwyer.
14 KENTUCKY'S TOURNAMENT RECORD (Won 96  Lost 22)
Games Games
Year            Tourney                                                     Won Lost
1951    N.C.A.A. (Championship) ................................                                 4 0
Southeastern Conference** ............................                               3 1
Sugar Bowl ......................................................                                                      1 I
1950    National Invitation ..........................................                                           0 1
Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........            3 0
Sugar Bowl (Championship) ............................                              2 0
1949    N.C.A.A. (Championship) ................................                                 3 0
National Invitation ..........................................                                              0 1
Southeastern Conference (Championship) ..........            4 0
Sugar Bowl ......................................................                                                      1 1
1948 *Olympic Games (World Championship) ............               8 0
Olympic Trials
(College Bracket Championship) ..................                      2 1
N.C.A.A. (Championship) ................................                                 3 0
Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........           4 0
1947    National Invitation ..........................................                                           2 1
Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........           4 0
Sugar Bowl ......................................................                                                      0 1
1946    National Invitation (Championship) ..................                    3 0
Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........            4 0
1945   N.C.A.A.........................................................                                                      1 1
Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........           4 0
1944    National Invitation ..........................................                                           2 1
Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........           3 0
1943    Southeastern Conference ................................                                  3 1
1942   N.C.A.A.........................................................                                                      1 1
Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........           4 0
1941    Southeastern Conference ................................                                  3 1
Sugar Bowl ......................................................                                                      0 1
1940    Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........           3 0
Sugar Bowl (Championship) ..............................                                  1 0
1939    Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........           3 0
1938    Southeastern Conference ................................                                  0 1
Sugar Bowl (Championship) ..............................                                1 0
1937    Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........            3 0
1936    Southeastern Conference ..................................                                   1 1
1934    Southeastern Conference ................................                                    0 1
1933    Southeastern Conference (Championship) ........           4 0
1932    Southern Conference ..................................