xt77m03xt00j https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt77m03xt00j/data/mets.xml University of Kentucky 1983 Rupp Arena, Lexington (Ky.) athletic publications  English University of Kentucky Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. University of Kentucky Basketball Programs (Men) UKAW programs University of Kentucky Men's Basketball (1982-1983) coaches players Hall, Joe B. rosters schedules statistics Rupp Arena UK vs. University of Georgia (February 26, 1983) Wildcat Tipoff: Kentucky vs. Georgia, February 26, 1983 text Wildcat Tipoff: Kentucky vs. Georgia, February 26, 1983 1983 2012 true xt77m03xt00j section xt77m03xt00j  "All we have of freedomall we use or know This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago."
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UK Coach Joe B. Hall_________________________________________4
Tonight's Game__________________________________________9
UK President, Athletics Director_____________________________12
UK Chancellors__________________________________________13
Wildcat Feature_____________________________________________14-15
Around Campus________________________________________18-19
College Basketball Roundup_______________________________22
Wildcat Team Photo_______________________________________25
Scorecard ___________________________________________________41
Wildcat Scrapbook _________________________________50
Faces in the Crowd______________________________________54-55
Opponent Section_________________________________________58-60
UK Statistics __________________________________ |_fj64-65
Wildcat Greats of the Past________________________________70"71
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"Not Available in Berea, Ky. Joe B. Hall's 10-year record establishes him as one of the finest coaches in college basketball.
While leading the Wildcats to a 22-8 record last year, Hall upped his UK record to 227-74, an average of 22.7 wins per season, to keep ahead of the pace set by his former coach, Adolph Rupp. Rupp averaged 21.5 victories per season over a 41-season span to become the winningest colege basketball coach of all time.
One of the finest compliments Hall has received during his coaching career came from Rupp, who died in 1977.
"A good coach," Rupp said, "is a person who can take good material and win with it. Joe has done that."
Judging from Hall's coaching honors, Rupp was as usual, right on target with his evaluation.
Hall has won such honors as Kellogg's 1978 National" Coach of the Year," three Southeastern Conference "Coach of the Year awards (1973, 75 and 78) and
nomination for Kodak's 1975, 76 and 78 (finalist) "Coach of the Year" awards.
"A good coach," Rupp said, "is a person who can take good material and win with it. Joe has done that."
In 1978 when Kentucky won its fifth NCAA title, Hall was also presented the Rupp Cup (presented to the SEC Coach of the Year by the Birmingham Tipoff Club) and Hall's most coveted personal award, the Dr. James Naismith "Peachbasket" award. The Peach-basket has previously been given to UCLA's John Wooden, Oklahoma State's Hank Iba, Kentucky's Rupp and Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics.
The 1978 national champs, which had a 30-2 record, became the sixth Wildcat team to win 30 or more games, joining such illus-
trious company as the 1947 NIT runner-up (34-3), the 1948 Olympic Champions (36-3), the 1949 NCAA champions (32-2). the '51 NCAA champs (32-2) and the '66 NCAA runner-up (32-2).
The Hall Era has produced five All-Americans and seven All-Southeastern Conference players. Kevin Grevey, Jack Givens, Rick Robey, Kyle Macy and Sam Bowie were selected a total of 10 times.
Hall began his tour as UK head coach in rather auspicious fashion in 1973, becoming the first rookie coach in league history to be designated Coach of the Year by his peers.
Gathering such honors has been one of Hall's trademarks during a career that began at Shep-herdsville (Ky.) High School in 1956 and continued through Regis College before he returned to Kentucky, July 1, 1965. as an assistant to his former coach, Adolph Rupp.
An outstanding athlete at Cyn-
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(Continued from page 4) thiana, Ky., Hall played freshman basketball and one year of varsity basketball in the "Fabulous Five" era at UK before transferring to the University of the South at Se-wanee, Tenn., where he set a school single game scoring record and was considered by Coach Lon Varnell as the best player he ever coached.
After touring Europe with the Globetrotters in 1951, Hall returned to UK in 1955 to complete requirements for his B. A. and later received his M. A. at Colorado State University.
Returning to UK again in 1965 as assistant coach and head recruiter, he was instrumental in developing a running-conditioning program which obviously paid big dividends as the Wildcats capitalized on speed and endurance to advance to the championship game of the NCAA Final Four.
Hall became No. 1 varsity assistant and head freshman coach to Rupp after Harry C. Lancaster was named permanent athletics director Feb. 1, 1969. His record with the freshmen was 60-15, including a 22-0 season in 1971-72.
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stretches world-wide and has made him a much sought-after clinician and guest speaker. Last summer during the Wildcats' tour of the Orient, he conducted clinics in the Republic of China and in Hong Kong.
He was guest lecturer for the World Basketball Coaches Con-
gress in July of 1977 in the Canary Islands. Hall considers the chance to speak before some 400 coaches from the international set to have been one of his major coaching honors.
He was a member of the 1975 Olympic Basketball Committee and in 1972, he served under Hank Iba in the Olympic Trials at the Air Force Academy.
He is married to the former Katharine Dennis of Harrison County, Ky. They have three childrenMrs. Mike (Kathy) Summers, Mrs. Rick (Judy) Derrickson and Steve of Lexington.
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This afternoon's clash with experienced and talented Georgia is the front end of Kentucky's "weekend doubleheader," and the two games give the Wildcats the opportunity to maintain a firm grip on first place in the Southeastern Conference.
Georgia and Tennessee both will be a challenge. Both teams beat Kentucky on their home courts earlier in the season.
The Bulldogs staged a second-half rally to clip the Wildcats in Athens in late January. James Banks got hot from the outside and Terry Fair collected some key rebounds inside to spur the Dogs.
Size-wise, Kentucky matches up pretty well with Georgia. Mel-vin Turpin towers over Fair, 6-11 to 6-7, in the center battle. Coach Hugh Durham's strategy against Turpin will be one of the interesting indicators in the early going.
The Bulldogs have the height advantage at point guard where Vern Fleming lines up at 6-5, two inches taller than Dirk Minnie-field.
Kentucky actually enjoyed a slight rebounding advantage in the earlier meeting with the Bulldogs at Athens, but turnovers swung the pendulum to Georgia. Kentucky committed 23 to Georgia's 15.
The Wildcats' depth situation at guard has been clouded by the knee injury of Dicky Beal. For  several  weeks   now, Beal
has been able to do no better than a few moments on the court before limping back to the bench. Fortunately, freshman Roger Harden has steadily improved coming off the bench.
Kentucky freshman Kenny Walker got a vote for best first-year man in the SEC from ESPN's Dick Vitale during Tuesday night's  Tennessee-Auburn tele-
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 Complete UK stats on page 64.
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Walker's 18-rebound performance against Vanderbilt was impressive. The 6-8 Georgia Peach has excellent hands, which is so important for playing inside at both ends of the court.
The "Skywalker" is fired-up every time out but he should be especially ready for today's game with his home-state school. UK's "Sixth Man" will be a man to watch.
SERIES HISTORY: Kentucky holds a 66-10 advantage dating back to the first meeting in 1921. Georgia has won only once in Lexingtonway back in 1923, 23-19.
The Bulldogs snapped a 12-game Kentucky win streak with their win last month.
LAST MEETING: (Jan. 29, 1983 at Athens)Vern Fleming canned 17 points and James Banks added 15 as Georgia won, 70-63. The Bulldogs were outshot and outrebounded, but the Wildcats were guilty of eight more turnovers in the regionally televised contest.
10 VERN FLEMING, Jr.	6-5	16.1	4.1	G	10	DIRK MINNIEFIELD, Sr.	6-3	8.4	3.2
4 GERALD CROSBY, So.	6-1	10.1	1.3	G	20	JIM MASTER, Jr.	6-5	12.3	2.0
35 TERRY FAIR, Sr.	6-7	14.4	7.2	C	54	MELVIN TURPIN, Jr.	6-11	14.7	6.2
25 JAMES BANKS, Jr.	6-6	14.2	5.7	F	44	CHARLES HURT, Sr.	6-6	8.4	4.9
32 LAMAR HEARD, Sr.	6-5	6.8	6.4	F	32	DERRICK HORD, Sr.	6-6	11.1	3.9
Top Reserves: 20-Derrick Floyd (G, 1.0 rpg); 30-Donald Hartry (G, 6-2, rpg); 31-Richard Corhen (F-C, 6-6,
6-3, Sr., 4.0 ppg, Fr., 3.9 ppg, 0.9 So., 4.8 ppg, 3.4
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