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NATIONAL COLLECIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
MARCH 1980
. Kentucky in the NCAA — Won 43, Lost 21
- Five National Championships — 19Q8, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978
1 Runner—Up — 1966, 1975
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RUSSELL RICE, Sports Information Director
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[ Compiled by Jack Perry, Asst. Sports Information Director
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Joyce Baxter, Secretary

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 » CONTENTS
é UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY - GENERAL INFORMATION ................................... A
Q UK - ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION - DR. SINGLETARY, MR. HAGAN ...................... S
OOAOEINO STAFF - HALL, PARSONS, HAMILTON, DEAN ................................. 6-7
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BASKETBALL STAFF - TEAM NUMERICAL, ALPHABETICAL ROSTERS ........................ 8
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  1979-8O BASKETBALL STATISTICS - 198O SEO EINAL STANDINGS ....................... 9
l979—8O SEASON RECORD - GAME SCORES - STARTING OOMRINATIONS AND
RESULTS - ATTENDANCE FIGURES ............................................. IO
‘ KENTUCKY IN THE NCAA (GAME-EY-GAME SCORES) ..................................... l1·12
PLAYER PROFILES - KENTUCKY IN SEO STATISTICAL OATEOORIES ....................... 13-14
  PLAYER GAME-EY-GAME STATISTICS ................................................. 15-26
% RENTUORY-OERONENT GAME-EY-GAME TEAM STATISTICS ................................. 27-28
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E RENTUORY-ORRONENT SUPERLATIVES ................................................. 29
I SEASON SUMMARY ................................................................. SO
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A NILDOAT TEAM PICTURE - KENTUCKY REOORD YS. DUKE, INDIANA, PURDUE ............... 31
KENTUCKY vs. FLORIDA STATE IN THE MIDEAST FIRST ROUND-EONLING GREEN, KY ........ 32
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 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
General Information
LOCATION——Lexington, Ky., a community of 208,000 in the heart of Kentucky's famed .
Blue Grass region. Renowned as the world capital of the thoroughbred horse in- I
dustry and known also as the world's largest loose—leaf tobacco market.
FOUNDED——1865 ENROLLMENT——(On Campus——22,500) _
PRESIDENT——Dr. Otis A. Singletary (At 13 Community Colleges——16,000)
VICE—PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION——Dr. Donald Clapp Q
VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS-—Dr. Lewis Cochran Q
VICE—PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AFFAIRS——Jack Blanton [
VICE—PRESIDENT, MEDICAL CENTER——Dr. Peter Bosomworth 1
VICE—PRESIDENT, MINORITY AFFAIRS——Dr. John T. Smith
VICE—PRESIDENT, STUDENT AFFAIRS——Dr. Robert G. Zumwinkle I
VICE—PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY COLLEGES——Dr. Maurice Stanley Wall I
VICE—PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY RELATIONS——Dr. Raymond Hornback
FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ATHLETICS-—Dr. William Matthews
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES——Bernie Vonderheide
CONFERENCE——Southeastern (Member since founding in 1933)
BAND——Varsity (Acting Director——Gordon Henderson) FIGHT SONG——"On, On, U of K."
HOME ARENA——Rupp Arena (capacity 23,000)
STADIUM——Commonwealth Stadium (56,816)
ATHLETICS STAFF
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS--Cliff Hagan
Executive Assistant——Barbara Isham
Assistant to Director for Academic Affairs——Bob Bradley »
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS——Frank Ham
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS—FINANCES——Larry Ivy
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS—WOMEN-—Sue Feamster
HEAD BASKETBALL COACH——Joe B. Hall (Kentucky '55)
Administrative Secretary——Mrs. Jane Rollins Mastrangelo ,
ASSISTANT COACHES——Dick Parsons, Leonard Hamilton, Joe Dean ¥
TICKET SALES MANAGER-—AI Morgan 1
ACCOUNTANT——J. R. Hisle 1
TRAINER——Al Green
ASSISTANT TRAINER (BASKETBALL)-—Walt McCombs
BASKETBALL EQUIPMENT MANAGER——Bill Keightley l
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR——RusseIl Rice >
ASSISTANT SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR-—Jack Perry
SPORTS INFORMATION SECRETARY——Joyce Baxter A
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ATHLETIC ADMISSIONS——Ron Allen
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   .,,, .  . tion of higher learning in the Common-
" · V ,_, wealth, Dr. Singletary is greatly con-
__   cerned with the University’s role as a
    land—grant institution, a “people's uni-
»»»;   "*i`·>   versity" accessible to all who can profit
. B   from education.
‘     A ii‘s · . ii I¤ the ¤i¤¢ wm he im bm presi-
  ,6 V V/{rj? · as rr dent, the University has grown to where
V   V   "‘ .  V   V `   V? VV there are now more than 22,000 students
‘ ' V   j·>·,iV         on the Lexington campus and more than
   -32%.    17,000 students in UK’s 13 community
,         r. if  colleges, and the University has become
g       `   if one of the major research institutions in
l 1     V  ·· . l the COl11'1[[y_
l _;V_:i§·‘Q ’       * A Reco nition of his service to the Uni- V
I ‘’’`‘'' ` —&<·` ·;...  »    U · versity gvas evidenced by the UK Alumni
·   ‘ ` Association, which resented to Dr.
l V ‘ V Singletary its Alumni Service Award-—an
·i ` · _ honor rarely bestowed upon a non—
V ‘ i " alumnus of the University.
_ _ _ Dr, Sin letarv is the author of two
DR.   A.   gfghe Ufuvirslty m Augush 1969 _HB books andicveral monographs.
President, University of Kentucky 8 Pmvwus Y served as éxecvttve vice` A N t g W ld W II ri
chancellor for academic affairs 1n the WY Vc cmu O OY m` an —
University Of Texas Systam arid director the Korean Conflict, he is a commander
The University of Kentucky has be- of the ]ob Corps program for the Office ie the U- S· Naval Reserve- HF and MYS-
come one of the major institutions of of Economic Opportunity, Smgl€t¤TY» th? f0Fm€F Gloria \V¤¤li<>¤.
higher ]C;ii-ning ju the United States uri- Dr- Singietary, a native of Gulfport) hrave three children: Bonnie, Scot and
def the l€ad€YShlP Of DL Otis Si“gl€taYY» Miss., holds degrees from Millsaps Col- Kendall
the eighth President Of the UniV€1`sitY· lege and Louisiana State University. The Singletarys live at Maxwell Place,
Dr. Singletary was named president As president of the principal institu- traditional home of UK presidents.
    . ._   ._   .. _,,,._  ___. V _. canic iu NT2, win-n lic was innnod as-
° _ ii   *··__ i · ·· ” "" _,, » _f:• sistant to llarry C. Laiicastt·r and given
    V  W _‘···   tho tasl; of iinplcmculing the lrlluc &
 r_ ,  ¤ —'g_ _ V     \\'hitt‘ lfuutl for 57,(i()(l-scat Common-
,           "   __ V .:q` __  wealtli hiatluuu and later forV Rupp
   Jigs w   · ‘~’   {Vg}   Aruiirj. rl lic irriiis lo;} his llirlttors Ill;. this
_ ‘   » _ .   g`   x area raw iro\‘1<<·< in at ( i ion;1 inan-
V_           ciijl suppoit that has trltjvritctll the UK
.     _ i V  ~ [TY  '_,. L 1ll'llt‘liL`S irogriiiii into ai `irst c ass over-
j         ation. I I
1         .   ji    llagan was narucd Atlilctics ]')iroctor
Difgcfof  _,    V·"_i%  L lp si r in july 1975 following Laiicnsttrs retire-
Expansion ot the football training _»   _*ij , l‘ri'.g.s,r.,.i,g§Y  iggggis   Zi"?  ml mr
i i-ooin anti rnidiiioii oi a boaniifnl players   » j      { H"g*"‘ "l“" lm l""”" ‘“‘ “‘l"""*‘l$` "fjl
j jmmgc nt Shivejy Sports Ccurm., New Cru, rr     _ strong st·liolar—atlilt:tc program, feeling a
Pcring in thc Stadium rootjmjj MHCCSV rr , S t   gciiiiiiio connnitnn~nt to provitlc all thc
j now basketball office complex in Mcinor— i   """°l""“" “"Pi°"" "“‘l ""°‘”"""g"‘“""f WC
l iii] COhsCiimV i-Ghri-aiigciiieiii Of ihc bass- si x ;;:::§;;;::;;;;i;;@E§§£g can toV hclp our athletes lcavo inn- gain-
jmjj fcnccs and H new Surface {O, thc :· · ·.·.·»T··—T·.‘·.· ···~ ~..I pus with ri college education and a do-
running track are just a few of the recent ¥""“·
improvements that signify the continuing wommfs Programs were merged in Juiv Ori tho pcrsoiial Vsitlt·,V llrigtui reccivctl
progress of Ulx athlCt1CS SIIICC Cliff of hq _C_u_ G ' one oi his highest iiitlivitlttnl liouors last
Hagan loincd the Vlfildcut Staff SCVCH A Ll y L I Nav wlicn ho liccaruc thc first Univer-
years ago. The I11Cl`gCI`, under 1IL`tg2`lll,S di1`CCti0H, sity of Kentucky liaslsctliiill player to he
f Rcwgnizcdlmtimmuyas Hpmgl_CSSi\_C’ has been orderly, with office space IC- iiistrillotl in the Naisnnth l\l(‘IIi<)l`1i1l hen-
i ,_uShwSS_OriCmCd and PI_OmOtrOn_miudCd modeled and in some cases created to tional naskoihatl Hall of lfzunc in Spring-
_ , make room for the women s coaching and {ich] htiige
administrator, Hagan has seen and over- qdminigtmtrvc Starr ° ’
{ seen vast improvements in all phases of ` ` ` ` lic is married to the former Martha
  an ever—expanding operation that has en- The indoctrination of Hagan into thc Milton of Owensboro. They have four
  compassed 16 sports since the mcn's and UK athletics administrative structure childr<·n: Lisa, Laurie, Amy, and Kip.
J

 J O E B   ___ Judging from Hall's coaching honors, Rupp was as usual, right on target
• with his evaluation.
Hall has won such honors as Ke||ogg's 1978 National "Coach of the Year,"
      three Southeastern Conference "Coach of the Year" awards (1973, ’75, and
’78) in seven years, and nomination for Kodak's 1975, '76, and ’78 (finalist)
"Coach of the Year" awards.
i   ’ · __ Other 1978 honors include the Rupp Cup (presented to SEC Coach of the l
‘· " 4 `)".j°~ _ Year by the Birmingham Tipoff Club) and Hall's most coveted personal
_ `· - “·—- award, the Dr. James Naismith "Peachbasket" award, which previously had
;_   ,_ _ . _ ~»·.  _  .6 been awarded to UCLA’s John Wooden, Oklahoma State’s Hank lba, Ken-
· ,1 · I · `   tucky’s Adolph Rupp and the Boston Celtics' Red Auerbach. (
A ``_~ .*1  , 3   However, his greatest satisfaction was adding the first national champion-
    ’`' M    _' ship trophy to the University collection in two decades—years that included
.   M   r , appearances in the NCAA final games in 1966 and 1975.
  __   » v The 1978 champions, which had a 30-2 record, became the sixth Wildcat
=`  `*é‘-%;_,.§t··*·_     _i<.._;·· ‘    . team to win 30 or more games, joining such illustrious company as the 1947
   ’: ’  ~.,_,,   ( "   NIT runner-up (34-3), the 1948 Olympic Champions (36-3), the 1949 NCAA €·
1;-   »     ' champions (32-2), the 1951 NCAA champions (32-2), and the 1966 NCAA
"   Y , i.     runner-up(32-2). j
    - img", Player honors during Hall's reign include four All-Americans (Kevin `
  i   M i Grevey, Jack Givens, Rick Robey and Kyle Macy) selected a total of nine tl
ff" - _ times, and six All-Southeastern Conference honorees (Jim Andrews,
Y   .   _   —   _ Grevey, Givens, Robey, Macy and Sam Bowie) selected a total of 13 times.
_i “‘*l?*%,_  ln addition, Robey and Macy earned Gold Medals in the Pan-American
. “   ` wi _r{`.,·—L' Games.
.»   Entering the tournament, Hall's 14-year career coaching record stood at
· C `   259-110, (excluding a 17-2 record on a 1974 Australian tour, a 7-0 record on a
` _ 1978 Japan tour, and six pre-season exhibition wins against foreign and do-
__ A   l mestic teams) and that record was compiled against nationally ranked non-
`· in lj conference teams and teams in a conference that fast is becoming recog-
_ A I nized as among the toughest in the nation. Broken down, it shows a 57-50
five-year mark at Regis, a 19-6 record at Central Missouri, and a 183-59
. record at UK.
Now in his eighth year at Kentucky, Joe B. Hall has turned in another mas- Hall began his tour as UK head coach in rather auspicious fashion, becom-
terful coaching job that brought the Wildcats to a 29-5 record and a No. 3 na- ing, in 1973 the first rookie coach in the SEC to be designated Coach of the
tional ranking. Adding to an already glittering array of achievements, Hall's Year by his fellow coaches and by Coach and Athlete Magazine.
team won three championships this year—the Great Alaskan Shootout, the Gathering such honors has been one of Hall's trademarks during a
UKIT and Hall's fifth Southeastern Conference title. coaching career that began at Shepherdsville (Ky.) High School in 1956 and
Following a recruiting year that was judged "best in the nation," Hall continued through Regis College and Central Missouri State College before
worked his magic in blending talented youth with experienced upperclass- he returned to UK July 1, 1965, as an assistant to his former coach, Adolph
men and after trying six different starting lineups during the season, obvious- Rupp.
ly found the formula of success for he is taking the Wildcats to a major post- During Hall's two years at Shepherdsville, the Rams won a Mid-Kentucky
season tournament for the seventh time in eightyears. Conference title and he was named "Coach of the Year" in 1958. He then
The last time Hall had a great freshman group, he blended it with an out- served one year as freshman coach and five years as head basketball coach
standing senior class that went to the NCAA final game before losing to at Regis College in Denver, Colo., where he was also athletic director and
UCLA in 1975. That freshman group went on to win the 1978 NCAA cham- earned special recognition as coach of the champion independent team in
pionship. the area.
Following Kentucky's, 70-67, win over a stubborn Ole Miss team in this His next move was to Central Missouri, where he coached the Mules (19-6) `
year's SEC tournament, a writer asked Hall to evaluate his team’s progress to their first MlAA Conference championship since 1951 and theirfirst Christ-
this season. mas Tournament title in history. He was named MlAA "Coach of the Year"
"It's unbelievable so young a team has come so far," he replied. "To have (1964-65). C
two freshmen in the starting lineup and a total of four in ourtop eight players A three-letter winner and team captain in both sports in high school at ·
places a huge work load on everyone—the upperclassmen, the coaches and Cynthiana, Ky., he played freshman basketball and one year of varsity bas-
the freshmen themselves. They have improved steadily, but to reach the ketball in the "Fabulous Five" era at the University before transferring to the
level they have is unrealistic for such a youthful team." University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., where he set a school single A
To say that Hall has done his job well is a massive understatement. One game scoring record and was team captain. Coach Lon Varnell, upon retire- l
coach whose team fell to the Cats' prowess said, "Kentucky is a magnificent ment, rated Hall as No. 1 of the three best players he ever coached.  
team. The only possible flaw l can see is that they are so well coached, they After touring Europe with the Globetrotters in 1951, Hall returned to U.K.
are at titties predictable." in 1955 to complete requirements for his B.A. and later (1964) received his A
Prcrlictahle or not, only four teams have beaten the Cats this year and M.A. at Colorado State University.
three of those have been avenged. The fourth, Duke, may meet UK in the Returning to U.K. again in 1965 as assistant coach and head recruiter, he
NCAA tournamentin Lexington. was instrumental in adopting a running-conditioning program which ob- `
Under Hall's guidance, the Wildcats have won SEC Championships in viously paid huge dividends as the Wildcats capitalized on speed and endur-
1973, '75, '77, '78 and '80, the 1976 NIT championship and six UKIT titles. ance to offset a lack of size and advance to the championship game of the
ln leading the Wildcats to a 29-5 record this year, Hall upped his eight—year NCAA Finals. Hall then successfully recruited six prep All-Americans, includ-
UK record to 183-59 (75.6 win percentage), an average of 22.9 wins per ing all-time U.K. scoring leader Dan lssel, to form the nucleus of a varsity
season, to keep ahead of the pace set by his former coach, Adolph Rupp, team that won three straight conference championships and was followed by
who averaged 21.5 victories a season over a 41-season span to become the a team thatwon three more consecutive SEC titles.
` winningest collegiate basketball coach ofall time. Hall became No. 1 varsity assistant and head freshman Coach IO RUDD j
Perhaps the bcst appraisal of the job Hall has been doing at the University after Harry C. Lancaster was named permanent athletic director Feb. 1, 1969.
tutmie from Rupp, who died in 1977. His record with the freshmen was 60-15, including an undefeated (22-O)
” A good coach/' Rupp said, "is a person who can take good material and season (1971-72) which resulted in the Kittens being crowned National Fr<·3Sh·
\i\`|l1V\/ll)lll.`lL1t})1QiS done that." man Champions by the Basketball News.
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 During has mst season as neau coach, the Wildcats won their last nine con— that included five of his own players, to the first World Invitational Tourna-
ference games to sew up the SEC title. ment championship with wins over Cuba, Yugoslavia and Russia. Later that
Intamaticnal Flavor Q$;g\€T2;€;i§§Q§Lé(§Bg:dS€l’I9S of chmcs an Holland, Belgium, Yugoslavia,
· Hall'; basketball renown has attracted world-wide attention lin interna- Hal] was B busy mgm inlomseason 1979 as We", Coaching the victorious
3*3;;; gérggiifnd has catapulted hm" mm a much 5°U9hY‘afY€' °l"`*l°la" and East team in the East-West College AII—Star game at Salt Lake City, and the
· Southeastern A||»Stars in the Shone Classic at Charlotte, N.C. And last
H9 has taken Wildcat teams On tours Ol Australia and Japam Where he Sept., he again was called upon to coynduct clinics in Warsaw, Copenhagen
conducted chmcs and shared his basketball philosophy. Following a 1978 and London
Summer mw Of Japam the Japangée were SO tak? with Haws aF’p'°a€h Hall considers one of his major coaching honors came when he was named
V $23*%;i;té‘;’§h‘;;a§;‘;};g?n$§Lggg the KBMUCKY Wal/"‘M°tO‘aka Kohama '" guest lecturer for the World Basketball Coaches Congress in the Canary
Hall was instrumental in landing an invitation to the University of Alabama IS|;ngd;;a`;u;;y;A2;7$€E€;?;lq;(lrg;64g?y(n2;;;h§;;;;?g;}detgglilvzlileoellaalrldtiln 1972
fm ¤ '79 Summer mw of J¤¤¤¤ arid later accepted an i¤vir¤ri¤¤ rv i¤¤¤ the served under Hank nba in the Olympic mans at the Air Force Academy.
Bap/$Od$J;g:§';;tér returning to the U S the Japan National Team arrived in While at Regis in Denver, he also coached the Capital Federal host team in
Lexingtonayvhere Hall, serving in an advisory role, put them· through the giiiplg, :12%|;?,:;;a;2;|;t;3gmV;?;a??\l?$TEd as head coach Of the AAU _
l` igglgf(ig;i'§|?B“é;g€av2:r?éact'C€ '°ut'"&$ that have kept the Wudcats at the In addition to the Globetrotters, and the Australian and Japan tours with
- the Wildcats, he has hel ed cond all clinics for the U.S. Arm in
l H¤*¤'S ¤ff¤¤S ¤<=>v€r s¤¤¤¤ mm brismtv when the J¤¤¤¤¤S¤ team placed Anchorage and Faarbankz, Alaskalltlgignigjat Ramsrein Air Base in Fralik-
11th at the 33 team WOl’ld University Gamés in NI€XlC0 City this summer after fun, Germany and the RAF Base at Mgldenhaul England in 1975.
A finishing 25th the Year before- The Japanese Credltéd Hall and the month He is married to the former Katharine Dennis of Harrison County, Ky. They
they spam in L€>`   _ join the basketball staff on El full time given annually for the player best exem-
* l V _ ,____   _;_ ;; ` __  basis, he molded a baseball team (1971) {Jlifying the qualities of leadership, scho-
  Z _       ’ ° t  ` _ which established or tied 15 school arship, character and ability. Only four
  _   W _ J ·      P1?l{;»¥   records. He is a graduate of UK where other Wildcats have twice been so
    . l       he played guard under former Coach honored since the award was originated
  Q' t - g. 1* ’ ‘-`i Q   { "   Adolph F. Rupp. in 1951.
    .._. t ”* 4 . ,       Parsons came to the University in 1958 He is married to the former Celia
` gg   ‘. Q    tj.};       after an outstanding career as a four- Cawood of Harlan. They have zz daugh-
 i ·i-i   ·   U-i ·.,·.‘‘   *1; y’p_»   ___·· {ij " `‘“·a ; sports star at Harlan High School, where ter, Kathy, and a son, Ed.
LEONARD HAMILTON is beginning philosophy. A native of Gastonia, N. C,, ` A
his sixth year at Kentucky after serving he lettered three years in football and ··
A three years as assistant coach at Austin twice in basketball. An outstanding col- {TM g 9.
l Peay. An outstanding recruiter with legiate player, he starred at Gaston Com-   · *·= 
seemingly tireless energy, Hamilton has munity College in Dallas, N. C,, and at f°_ .·§;__¢__·  
contributed heavily to maintaining a high University of Tennessee-Martin. He is  _‘   L
A level of young talent at UK. Specializing married to the former Claudcttc H¤l€· 1   -  
in coaching defense, Hamilton has had They have a son, Lenny, 7. A:  
— a positive impact on Wildcat defensive Q ·
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IOE DEAN, ]B., played against the La., he attended Baton Rouge High      W
Wildcats for three years at Mississippi School where he earned letters in basket-   6; .,
State University, before serving as Bu l- ball and football. In addition to regular  Q ’V ;;,_§_
dog assistant coach while earning a coaching duties with the Wildcats,  
~ masters degree in physical education. Dean's primary responsibilities will be _ A . V
An outstanding student, Dean was recruiting and scouting. He is married to ‘
named to the 1976 Academic All-SEC the former Ellen Elizabeth Anger of  
second team. A native of Baton Rouge, ]ackson, Miss. l
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 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BASKETBALL STAFF
HEAD COACH: Joe B. Hall (Kentucky 1955 - Eighth Year at Kentucky — Won 183-59)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Dick Parsons (Kentucky 1961); Leonard Hamilton (Tennessee-Martin 1970);
Joe Dean (Mississippi State 1976); Jim Lankster (Cumberland 1970);
Dwane Casey (Kentucky 1979) `
TRAINER: Walt McCombs (Citadel 1971); STUDENT ASSISTANT: Charles Center
EQUIPMENT MANAGER: Bill Keightley
STUDENT MANAGER: George Fletcher; ASSISTANTS: Marshall Harris, Nick Katko, Tony Sosby,
Roger Thomas
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1979-80 KENTUCKY VARSITY NUMERICAL BASKETBALL ROSTER {
NO. NAME POS. CLASS HT;_ WT; AGE_ EXP. HOMETOWN-HIGH SCHOOL
A Kyle Macy G SR. 6-3 188 22 2L Peru, Ind. $
Peru High School
10 Dirk Minniefield G FR. 6-3 180 19 -- Lexington, Ky.
Lafayette High School
12 Bo Lanter G SO. 6-1 180 20 Tr. Versailles, Ky.
Woodford Co. High School
15 Chris Gettelfinger G JR. 6-2 185 21 Sq. Knoxville, Tenn.
Catholic High School
25 Jay Shidler G SR. 6-1 185 22 3L Lawrenceville, Ill.
V Lawrenceville High School
31 Sam Bowie C FR. 7-1 220 18 -- Lebanon, Pa.
Lebanon High School
32 Derrick Hord F FR. 6-6 215 19 -- Bristol, Tenn.
Tennessee High School
33 Tom Heitz F FR. 6-8 220 19 -- Hamilton, Ind.
Hamilton High School
36 Chuck Verderber F SO. 6-6 220 20 lL Lincoln, Ill.
Lincoln High School
A0 Fred Cowan C-F JR. 6-8 210 21 2L Sturgis, Ky.
Union Co. High School
AA Charles Hurt F FR. 6-6 215 18 -- Shelbyville, Ky.
Shelby Co. High School
52 LaVon Williams F SR. 6-7 220 21 3L Denver, Colo.
Manual High School
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1979-80 KENTUCKY ALPHABETICAL BASKETBALL ROSTER é
NAME NOL POS; CLASS HT;_ WT; AGE, EXP. HOMETOWN
Sum Bowie 31 C FR. 7-1 220 18 -- Lebanon, Pa. #
Frvd Cowan @0 C—F JR. 6-8 210 21 2L Sturgis, Ky.
Chris Cuitelfinger 15 G JR. 6-2 185 21 Sq. Knoxville, Tenn. ‘
Tom Hvitz 33 F FR. 6-8 220 19 —— Hamilton, Ind.
Derrick Hurd 32 F FR. 6-6 215 19 -- Bristol, Tenn.
Charles Hurt AQ F FR. 6-6 215 18 -- Shelbyville, Ky.
Un lantwr 12 G SO. 6-1 180 20 Tr. Versailles, Ky.
_ FVlw Navy A G SR. 6-3 188 22 2L Peru, Ind.
Dirk Hinniufield 10 G FR. 6-3 180 19 -- Lexington, Ky.
Jaw Shidlcr 25 G SR. 6-1 185 22 3L Lawrenceville, Ill.
Mhnck Ycrdorbur 3A F SO. 6-6 220 20 1L Lincoln, Ill.
lnYon Williams 52 F SR. 6-7 220 21 3L Denver, Colo.
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 1979-80 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BASKETBALL STATISTICS
(Thirty-F0ur Games)
PLAYER G-ST MIN FG-FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT REB-AVE A PF-D QT§_ AVE_ TQ
MACY 34-34 1147 215-406 53.0 104-114 91.2 85-2.5 160 50-0 534 15.7 59
BOWIE 33-32 877 164-307 53.4 110-144 76.4 273-8.3 26 105-7 438 13.3 79
COWAN 34-34 865 161-307 52.4 88-127 69.3 195-5.7 30 100-5 410 12.1 74
WILLIAMS 34-32 821 98-184 53.3 62- 73 84.9 176-5.2 25 103-8 258 7.6 57
7 SHIDLER 34-11 621 88-177 49.7 40- 50 80.0 45-1.3 58 56-1 216 6.4 54 I
HORD 34- 2 657 76-161 47.2 49- 64 76.6 85-2.5 34 63-2 201 5.9 53
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MINNIEFIELD ` 33-16 656 66-138 47.8 33- 47 70.2 64-1.9 125 78-3 165 5.0 73
HURT 34- 1 461 51- 83 61.5 32- 52 61.5 86-2.5 14 71-2 134 3.9 22
VERDERBER 33- 1 365 37- 69 53.6 28- 38 73.7 72-2.2 12 53-2 102 3.1 29
HEITZ 23- 0 104 6- 22 27.3 18- 33 54.6 19-0.8 3 13-0 30 1.3 7
LANTER 17- 0 55 5- 13 38.5 3- 8 37.5 9-0.5 8 12-0 13 0.8 9
GETTELFINGER 12- 0 26 5- 7 71.4 2- 3 66.7 3-0.3 4 3-0 12 1.0 3
OTHERS 11- 9 282 47-101 46.5 24- 31 77.4 13-1.1 29 25-1 118 10.7 25
TEAM . 108 KY-OPP DEADBALL 76-97 3 A
KY TOTALS 34 1019-1975 51.6 593-784 75.6 1233-36.3 528 732-31 2631 77.4 547
OPP TOTALS 34 858-1931 44.4 552-770 71.7 1032-30.4 427 736-32 2268 66.7 535
1979-80 FINAL REGULAR SEASON SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE BASKETBALL STANDINGS
TEAM SEC PCT. OVERALL ECT.
A 1. KENTUCKY * 15- 3 .833 28- 5 .849
2. LSU 14- 4 .778 24- 5 .828
3. Alabama 12- 6 .667 17-11 .607
’ 3. Tennessee 12- 6 .667 17-10 -950
5. 01e Miss 9- 9 .500 16-12 .571
` 6. Mississippi State 7-11 .389 13-14 .482
6. Vanderbilt 7-11 .389 13-13 .500
6. Ge0rgia 7-11 .389 14-13 .519
9. Auburn 5-13 .278 10-18 .35/
10. Flcrida 2-16 .111 7-21 .250
* SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPION RECORD 32ND TIME
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 SEASON RECORD: WON 29, LOST 5 - SEC 17-4 - HOME 12-2 AWAY 9-1 - NEUTRAL 8-2
OPPONENTS SITE-CROWD UK OPP INDIVIDUAL HIGHS — POINTS, REBOUNDS
DUKE (N1-8,939) 76* 82 Bowie 22, Bowie 17
BRADLEY (N2-3,000) 79 58 Bowie 16, Verderber 8
ALASKA (N2-3,000) 97 68 Cowan 18, Cowan 11
IONA (N2-3,750) 57 50 Macy 15, Bowie 8
BAYLOR (H—23,493) 80 46 Macy 17, Bowie 12
SOUTH CAROLINA (H—23,428) 126 81 Macy 24, Williams 11
KANSAS (A-15,700) 57 56 Bowie 16, Bowie 14
INDIANA (H-23,789) 69 58 Macy 12, Cowan 11
GEORGIA (N3-15,700) 95 69 Macy 28, Bowie 17
CALIFORNIA (UKIT-23,768) 78 52 Macy, Williams 12, Bowie 13
PURDUE (UKIT-23,768) 61 60 Macy, Cowan 18, Williams 11 ¢
NOTRE DAME (N4—16,6l3) 86 80 Macy 21, Hord ll
AUBURN (H-23,425) 67 65 Macy 21, Bowie 9
TENNESSEE (A-12,700) 47 49 Bowie, Cowan 14, Bowie 9 ,
MISSISSIPPI (A- 8,728) 79 73 Macy 29, Cowan 7
ALABAMA (H-23,425) 64 78 Macy 18, Bowie 6
FLORIDA (A- 5,381) 76 63 Cowan 16, Williams 7
VANDERBILT (H-23,425) 106 90 Macy 18, Bowie 8
MISSISSIPPI STATE (A- 9,513) 89 67 Macy 20, Williams 6
GEORGIA (H-23,441) 56 49 Cowan, Bowie 18, Bowie 10
LOUISIANA STATE (H-23,491) 60 65 Cowan 17, Bowie, Hurt 5
AUBURN (A- 9,271) 64 62 Macy 14, Cowan 7
TENNESSEE (H-23,513) 83 75 Macy 22, Bowie 8
4 MISSISSIPPI (H-23,425) 86 72 Macy 28, Bowie 9
ALABAMA (A-15,000) 72 63 Macy 20, Bowie 7
FLORIDA (H—23,375) 95 70 Bowie 19, Bowie 9
VANDERBILT (A—l5,626) 91 73 Macy 22, Bowie 9
NEVADA LAS VEGAS (A- 6,380) 74 69 Bowie 23, Bowie 8
MISSISSIPPI STATE (H-23,425) 71 65 Macy 18, Bowie 11
LOUISIANA STATE (A-13,937) 76* 74 Cowan 27, Cowan 9
AUBURN (N5-13,429) 69 61 Bowie 19, Bowie 10
MISSISSIPPI (N5-13,482) 70 67 Bowie 27, Bowie 7
L.S.U. (N5- 8,400) 78 80 Bowie, Macy 20, Bowie 12
FLORIDA STATE (N6-12,100) 97 78 Macy 16, Bowie 11
N1 Springfield, Mass: N2 Anchorage, AK: N3 Atlanta, GA: N4 Louisville, KY:
N5 Birmingham, AL: N6 Bowling Green, KY: * OVERTIME
BLOCKED SHOTS-STEALS: Kentucky 124-211, Opp 74-237. Bowie 72-12, Macy 2-57, Cowan 27-31,
Minniefield 2-32, Shidler 3-30, Williams 8-18, Hord 3-14, Hurt 6-13, Verderber 0-5,
Heitz 0-1, Cettelfinger 0-1, Lanter 0-2, others 1-4. A
1979-80 KENTUCKY STARTING COMBINATIONS AND RESULTS
WON LOST ,
COWAN, WILLIAMS, BOWIE, MACY, SHIDLER 4 3
COWAN, WILLIAMS, BOWIE, MACY, ANDERSON 9 0 -
COWAN, HORD, WILLIAMS, MACY, SHIDLER 1 0
COWAN, HORD, VERDERBER, MACY, MINNIEFIELD 1 0
COWAN, WILLIAMS, BOWIE, MACY, MINNIEFIELD 13 2
COWAN, HURT, BOWIE, MACY, MINNIEFIELD 1 0
` TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 539,840 34 Games -- Average: 15,878
HOME ATTENDANCE: 329,191 14 Games -— Average: 23,513
AWAY ATTENDANCE: 112,236 10 Games -- Average: 11,224
NEUTRAL ATTENDANCE: 98,413 10 Games -— Average: 9,841
——EENTPCKY HAS WON A RECORD 32 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS--
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 KENTUCKY IN THE NCAA — Won 43, Lost 21
1942 Won 1, Lost 1 March 20 Illinois 48 44 (New Orleans, La.)
MARCH 21 DARTMOUTH 28 47
1945 Won 1, Lost 1 MARCH 20 OHIO STATE 37 45 (New York)
March 21 Tufts 66 56
1948 Won 3, Lost 0 March 18 Columbia 76 53 (New York)
March 20 Holy Cross 60 52
¢ March 23 Baylor 58 42
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS ’
1949 Won 3, Lost 0 March 21 Villanova 85 72 (New York)
I March 22 Illinois 76 47
March 26 Oklahoma A&M 46 36 (Seattle, Wash.)
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
1951 Won 4, Lost 0 March 20 Louisville 79 68 (Raleigh, N.C.)
March 22 St. John's 59 43 (New York) U
March 24 Illinois 76 74
March 27 Kansas State 68 58 (Minneapolis, Minn.)
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
1952 Won 1, Lost 1 March 21 Penn State 82 54 (Raleigh, N.C.)
MARCH 22 ST. JOHN'S 57 64
1954 Withdrew after winning berth in SEC playoff game with L.S.U. .
1955 Won 1, Lost 1 MARCH 11 MARQUETTE 71 79 (Evanston, I11.)
March 12 Penn State 84 59
1956 Won 1, Lost 1 March 16 Wayne Univ. 84 64 (Iowa City, Iowa)
MARCH 17 IOWA 77 89
1957 Won 1, Lost 1 March 15 Pittsburg 98 92 (Lexington, Ky.)
MARCH 16 MICHIGAN STATE 68 80
A 1958 Won 4, Lost 0 March 14 Miami (O.) 94 70 (Lexington, Ky.)
March 15 Notre Dame 89 56
, March 21 Temple 61 60 (Louisville, Ky.)
March 22 Seattle 84 72
· NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
1959 Won 1, Lost 1 MARCH 13 LOUISVILLE 61 76 (Evanston, I11.)
March 14 Marquette 98 69
1961 Won 1, Lost 1 March 17 Morehead 71 64 (Louisville, Ky.)
MARCH 18 OHIO STATE 74 87
1962 Won 1, Lost 1 March 16 Butler 81 60 (Iowa City, Iowa)
MARCH 17 OHIO STATE 64 74
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 1964 Won 0, Lost 2 MARCH 13 OHIO UNIVERSITY 69 85 (Minneapolis, Minn,)
MARCH 14 LOYOLA (CHICAGO) 91 100
1966 Won 3, Lost l March ll Dayton 86 79 (Iowa City, Iowa)
March 12 Micigan 84 77
March 18 Duke 83 79 (College Park, Md,)
MARCH 19 TEXAS WESTERN 65 72
NATIONAL RUNNERS—UP
1968 Won 1, Lost l March 15 Marquette 107 89 (Lexington, Ky.)
MARCH 16 OHIO STATE 81 82 A
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1969 Won 1, Lost l MARCH 13 MARQUETTE 74 81 (Madison, Wis,)
March 15 Miami (0.) 72 71
1970 Won 1, Lost 1 March l2 Notre Dame 109 99 (Columbus, Ohio)
MARCH 14 ` JACKSONVILLE 100 106
1971 Won 0, Lost 2 MARCH 18 WESTERN KENTUCKY 83 107 (Athens, Ga.)
MARCH 20 MARQUETTE 74 91
1972 Won 1, Lost 1 March 16 Marquette 85 69 (Dayton, Ohio)
MARCH 18 FLORIDA STATE 54 73
4 1973 Won l, Lost 1 March 15 Austin Peay 107 100 (Nashville, Tenn.)
MARCH 17 INDIANA 65 72
1975 Won 4, Lost 1 March 15 Marquette 76 54 (Tuscaloosa, Ala,)
March 20 Central Michigan 90 73 (Dayton, Ohio)
March 22 Indiana 92 90
March 29 Syracuse 95 79 (San Diego, Ca.)
MARCH 31 UCLA 85 92
1977 Won 2, Lost 1 March 12 Princeton 72 58 (Philadelphia, Pa.)
March 17 VMI 93 78 (College Park, Md,)
MARCH 19 NORTH CAROLINA 72 79
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1978 Won 5, Lost 0 March 11 Florida State 85 76 (Knoxville, Tenn.)
March 16 Miami (O.) 91 69