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Nov. 26 (Tue.)	Chaminade University	Honolulu	9:00 p.m.	
Nov. 27 (Wed.)	University of Hawaii	Honolulu	12:30 a.m.	
Dec. 14 (Sat.)	Kansas	Lawrence	9:05	ESPN
Dec. 20 (Fri.)	UKIT (Pepperdine vs. SMU	LEXINGTON	6:05	
	UK vs. East Carolina)		8:05	UK-LIVE
Dec. 21 (Sat.)	UKIT  Consolation Game	LEXINGTON	6:05	
	Championship Game		8:05	UK-LIVE
Dec. 30 (Mon.)	VMI	Louisville	8:05	UK-LIVE
Jan.  2 (Thu.)	Auburn	Auburn	8:30	
Jan. 4 (Sat.)	Vanderbilt	Nashville	7:05	ESPN
Jan.  8 (Wed.)	MISSISSIPPI	LEXINGTON	7:35	UK-Delayed
Jan. 11 (Sat.)	ALABAMA	LEXINGTON	7:35	UK-Delayed
Jan. 15 (Wed.)	Mississippi State	Starkville	8:30	
Jan. 18 (Sat.)	Florida	Gainesville	TBA	CBS
Jan. 23 (Thu.)	GEORGIA	LEXINGTON	8:05	SEC-Lorimar
Jan. 25 (Sat.)	TENNESSEE	LEXINGTON	4:05	SEC-Lorimar
Jan. 29 (Wed.)	LSU	Baton Rouge	8:05	ESPN
Jan. 31 (Fri.)	AUBURN	LEXINGTON	7:35	UK-Delayed
Feb.  2 (Sun.)	North Carolina State	Raleigh	1:05	NBC
Feb.  5 (Wed.)	VANDERBILT	LEXINGTON	7:35	UK-Delayed
Feb.  8 (Sat.)	Mississippi	Oxford	9:05	ESPN
Feb. 13 (Thu.)	Alabama	Tuscaloosa	8:05	SEC-Lorimar
Feb. 19 (Wed.)	FLORIDA	LEXINGTON	7:35	UK-Delayed
Feb. 22 (Sat.)	Georgia	Athens	TBA	NBC
Feb. 27 (Thu.)	Tennessee	Knoxville	8:05	SEC-Lorimar
Mar.   1 (Sat.)	LSU	LEXINGTON	1:05	NBC
* All times Eastern Standard (All "TBA" games will be afternoon games)				
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All-Americans.............. 94
All-Time Records............121
Coaches Records............ 79
Coaching Staff ............. 8
Former Players............ 74
Hagan, Cliff ............... 4
Lettermen ................ 98
Media Information .......... 2
NCAA Information........... 81
Opponent Profiles........... 35
Outlook .................. 14
Player Profiles ............. 16
Polls (wire service).......... 88
Radio / TV Networks.........142
Review of 84-85 Season ......109
Rupp Arena................ 68
Southeastern Conference...... 61
SEC Tournament............ 63
Telephone Directory .........135
Tournament Information ......108
Tradition ................. 76
UKIT Records ..............106
University of Kentucky.......129
Wildcats in the Pros ......... 92
There are those who say basketball is much more than a game here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky  it's a religion. If anyone ever doubted that, they should have been convinced this last spring and summer.
For only the third time in 55 years, the University of Kentucky has a new head basketball coach. The attention paid to the retirement of Joe B. Hall and the arrival of Eddie Sutton has been nothing short of phenomenal. For us here at the University, the transition has been a marvelous, although hectic, one.
So this 83rd season of Kentucky basketball gets underway with even more "hoopla" than ever. It's an exciting time here, as October 15 rolls around, the leaves start turning and pulses quicken as the magic of Kentucky basketball nears. No doubt, when the Wildcats open the regular-season Nov. 22 at Rupp Arena, it will be a special moment, as Eddie Sutton officially takes the reigns of what many people consider the premier basketball program in America.
The Kentucky sports information staff is looking forward to the season and once again working with our friends in the media. It is our goal to cooperate with you fully and help you in any way possible. This media guide was prepared with that in mind and if you have any ideas or suggestions, please let us know. As always, we stand ready to serve you as you, the working media, cover the Wildcats. Your contact at our office for Kentucky basketball will once again be Brad Davis.
Here's to a great 1985-86 basketball season  for the Kentucky Wildcats, and for you.
WORKING MEDIA CREDENTIALS  Credentials for UK home games are issued for working media only and should be requested as early as possible. Although Rupp Arena boasts one of the largest press rows in the country, space limitations sometimes force us to limit credentials. Requests must be made in writing on company letterhead and are honored only from sports editors of daily newspapers and sports directors of radio and television stations. Requests from weekly newspapers and radio stations will be accepted only from those who will be attending games in a working capacity and will be filled on a space-available basis. All requests for media credentials should be made to: Brad Davis, Assistant SID, Memorial Coliseum, Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40506-0019. Credentials will be mailed if time permits; if not, passes will be held at the media Will Call gate, located on the Patterson Street Entrance to Rupp Arena. Credentials are not available at the public Will Call window on the High Street Concourse Level. A limited number of parking passes are available and should be requested at the time of requesting credentials. Credentials will be in badge form this year. Those people with a "Media" pass will have an assigned seat number  check seating charts for location. Those people with a "Photo" pass will be allowed only on the floor. No "photo" passes are allowed on press row and no "Media" passes are allowed on the floor.
PHOTOGRAPHERS  Please note new NCAA guidelines which require that all photographers remain at least six feet behind the end lines. The photo zones are appropriately marked on the Rupp Arena floor. Because of space demands, shooting on the press row sideline is permitted at Rupp Arena with the game officials determining the boundaries (because various officials have different "do's and don'ts' " regarding photographers on the side). Photographers are not permitted on the scorer's table and bench side of the floor. Photographers are prohibited in the bench area unless prior permission has been obtained from Brad Davis.
Office: (606) 257-3838 Home: (606) 223-5639
Office: (606) 257-3838 Home: (502) 863-6846
Office: (606) 257-3838 Home:(606) 278-7773
MEDIA ROOM  The media room is located in the Rupp Arena dressing room area, behind the visitor's bench. Working facilities, with necessary outlets and a limited number of telephones, are available. A pre-game meal will be served. Drinks will be available at halftime and after the game.
MEDIA SERVICES  The University of Kentucky uses the sophisticated "Final 111" computer statistics system, which was used during the NCAA Final Four at Rupp Arena last spring. Working media will be provided with the following:
Game program and notes   Halftime Stats
Shot Charts Final Stats
Complete play-by-play       Coaches' and Players' Quotes Electronic media (radio and TV) will be provided with a statistics monitor at their location for instant access to the stats during the game.
RADIO BROADCASTS  Broadcasting rights to UK games are assigned exclusively to the UK Network. One reciprocal rights fee waiver is guaranteed opponent schools visiting Lexington. Any additional stations must clear through UK Director of Broadcasting Keith Elkins (606-257-5633).
KENTUCKY LOCKER ROOM POLICY  After the 10-minute cooling-off period, the UK locker room wil be open to all members of the media for a 15-minute period. After this time, the locker room wil be closed to the media so the players can shower. Please keep in mind that for much of the 15 minutes, Coach Sutton and two players will be in the interview room. Media representatives wishing to interview players NOT in the interview room are advised to go to the locker room, since typed quotes will be available from the remarks made in the interview room.
WEEKLY MEDIA LUNCHEON  Coach Eddie Sutton will conduct a weekly news conference/luncheon at the Wildcat Lodge. The exact schedule will be available at the Sports Information Office.
PRACTICES  Media representatives are welcome at Wildcat practice sessions. Since practices are held at both Rupp Arena and Memorial Coliseum, it is advisable to call the sports information office to determine the practice site for a particular day.
TELEPHONES  A limited number of telephones are available in the Rupp Arena Media room. Newspapers and radio stations desiring their own private lines, to be installed either on press row or in the media room, should contact Wayne Bentley at General Telephone (606-223-7144).
POST-GAME INTERVIEWS  An interview room is located adjacent to the media room. After the 10-minute cooling-off period, Coach Eddie Sutton and two Wildcat players will be brought to the interview room. The visiting coach will follow, if he is agreeable. The raised platform in the interview room is to be used by television photographers only. A "mult box" has been installed with both "line level" and "mic level" outputs. These are available for radio feeds also. Please do not place microphones on the podium. Lighting is provided and we ask that you do not use additional lighting.
PLAYER INTERVIEWS  We encourage you to interview our players. The best time to interview players is from 2:40  2:55 p.m. Please arrange lengthy, feature-type interviews through the sports information office. All telephone interviews must also be arranged through the sports information office, in compliance with NCAA regulations.
Sports Information: Basketball Office:
(Best Time to Reach Coach Sutton: Rupp Arena Press Row: Brad Davis at Home: UK Ticket Office:
Rupp Arena:  (Management Offices)
(606) 257 3838 (606) 257-1916 11 a.m.  1 p.m.) (606) 252-3602 (502) 863-6846 (606) 257-1818 (606) 233-4567
Cliff Hagan began his 10th year as University of Kentucky athletics director on July 1, 1985, overseeing a Wildcat program that is undergoing an ambitious program of planning, construction and completion. Under Hagan, a 1954 Kentucky graduate and one of the greatest basketball players ever at UK, projects totalling approximately $13 million have been either completed or begun in the last year.
The major projects underway include:
  A $5.7 million swimming complex to be named after former Wildcat athletics director Harry C. Lancaster.
  A $5.5 million football training facility, to be built adjacent to the Shively Sports Center. The project has received a $1 million gift from Ohio businessman Ervin J. Nutter and will bear his name.
  A new four-court indoor tennis facility, being built at a cost of nearly $600,000.
Other projects completed include:
  A beautiful recruiting-entertaining lounge, "The Wildcat Den," at the Football Offices complex at Commonwealth Stadium.
  Replacement of 120 yards of artificial turf and the addition of 40 more yards of turf on one of the football practice fields at Shively Sports Center at a cost of $500,000.
  New dressing facilities for women at Shively Sports Center.
  The computerization of the ticket and sports information offices with "state-of-the-art" equipment.
On the "games" side of the ledger, highlights last school year included a second straight bowl appearance for the football team and advancement to the "Final 16" of the NCAA Tournament by the basketball team.
The 1985 NCAA Final Four basketball championship held at Rupp Arena under UK sponsorship was declared a smashing success, but there was no rest for the UK athletic administration as preparations for next spring's SEC Basketball Tournament and NCAA Women's Final Four have begun. Both will be held at Rupp Arena.
On the personal side, Hagan received a distinguished honor last year when the Boys Club of America National Awards Committee selected him as recipient of the prestigious "Boys Club Medallion," which is a means of recognizing individuals who have rendered, "unusally devoted service to a Boys Club over a considerable period of time."
Full Name: Clifford Oldham Hagan, born Dec. 8, 1931, at Owensboro, KY., son of Wilbur and Mable Ashley Hagan. Wife: The former Martha Milton of Owensboro; married Sept. 4, 1954. Children: Mrs. Barry "Lisa" Thaxton, Lexington; Mrs. Jim "Laurie" Hill, Lexingtons Mrs. Ron "Amy" Burdette, Decatur, AL, and Kip, a senior member of the Transylvania University basketball and tennis teams.
High School. Graduated Owensboro High School, in middle of 1949-50 school year.
College: Graduated University of Kentucky (1954) with "High Distinction." compiling 2.7 out of possible 3.0 GPA (Phys. Ed.); twice selected among Top Ten students in College of Education; named "Outstanding Senior in that college; member Sigma Nu Fraternity. Student Government. Baptist Student Union & Fellowship of Christian Athletes. M.S. in education from Washington University in 1958. Service: Two years commissioned officer in U.S. Air Force
High School: Led Owensboro to 1949 State Championship, scoring 41 points in final game, which years later was voted greatest individual performance in history of that tournament.
College: UK All-American on teams that won 86 of 91 games, including 1951 NCAA championship and undefeated season in 1954 (co-captain); set dozen SEC records, NCAA record for most rebounds (528) in season; Uk record 51 points vs. Temple.
Service: Led Andrews Air Force Base to two World Wide Air Force championships; All-Service honors both years.
Professional: Ten years with St. Louis Hawks, scoring 12,437 points in 672 games (18.5); five East-West All-Star games, NBA second All-League twice. All-Pro 1957-62 inclusive on teams that won six division, one world championship; set NBA record for most field goals scored (12) in single quarter.
Coaching: Player-coach of the Dallas Chapparals, finishing career with 14,908 points; Texas "Coach of the Year" in 1968.
1965  Herbert Hoover Boys Club organized in Owensboro and named Cliff Hagan Boys Club of America.
1978  First UK player installed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
1974  Hall of Fame Magazine's All-America second team for 1951-73 period; Orlando (FL) Sentinal-Star's All-Time SEC first team; Inside Kentucky Sports Magazine's Ail-Time Player in Kentucky.
1975  Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame; UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni; UK Centennial "K" Medallion.
1984  Recipient of prestigious "Boys Club" Medallion.
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When he wasn't milking the cows, or working in the wheat fields, or cutting a load of hickory for the woodbox in the kitchen, or fishing for catfish down on the river, 8-year-old Eddie Sutton was in front of the old cabinet radio his family kept in the corner of the living room.
"We didn't have a TV set, or an indoor bathroom, but we had that old radio," recalled Sutton. "I remember listening to Fibber McGee, Amos and Andy and The Shadow."
But most of all he remembered listening to Kansas and Kentucky basketball games.
"I grew up listening to Dr. Allen's teams (at Kansas) and Mr. (Adolph) Rupp's teams (at Kentucky). I used to pretend I was out there, playing for Coach Allen and Mr. Rupp, and being somebody.
"I knew one day, Lord willing, 1 was going to be a basketball coach."
The Birmingham News
Little did Eddie Sutton know that one day he would become the head coach at one of those schools he dreamed about  the University of Kentucky. Now, 41 years later, Sutton works for what he calls, "the greatest basketball school in the country."
The date was April 2, 1985. The place was the 18th floor of the Patterson Office Tower on the University of Kentucky campus. The occasion was a rare one, for only twice in the previous 55 years had UK named a new head basketball coach  once in 1930 when a young man named Adolph Rupp was chosen, and
the world  and the game has allowed me to do that  people talk about Kentucky basketball."
It was that type of tradition that lured Sutton away from the University of Arkansas, where in 11 years Sutton had taken the Razorbacks from the basement of the Southwest Conference to a perennial national power.
A native of Bucklin, Kansas, Sutton left his mark at the Fay-etteville, Ark., school. After taking the Arkansas job in 1974, Sutton immediately worked wonders, guiding his first two teams to 17-9 and 19-9 records. Sutton got the Razorbacks in the NCAA
once in 1972 when Joe B. Hall succeeded the legendary Rupp. UK President Dr. Otis Singletary introduced Sutton to the assembled media as Kentucky's new coach.
"Kentucky epitomizes to me what college basketball is all about," Sutton said on that bright April day in Lexington. "The tradition is what amazes me because when you go around
tournament in 1977 and they have been there ever since. Arkansas' current record of nine straight NCAA appearances is matched only by North Carolina.
While winning nearly 78 percent of the time, Sutton's Razor-back teams averaged nearly 24 victories a season and won five Southwest Conference titles. His overall (77.6) and Southwest Conference (79.7) winning percent-
Year	School	Overall	Conference	Conference
		Record	Record	Finish
1969-70	Creighton	15-10	-	-
1970-71	Creighton	14-11	-	-
1971-72	Creighton	15-11	-	-
1972-73	Creighton	15-12	-	-
1973-74	Creighton	23-6	-	-
1974-75	Arkansas	17-9	11-3	T-2nd
1975-76	Arkansas	19-9	9-7	4th
1976-77	Arkansas	26-2	16-0	1st
1977-78	Arkansas	32-4	14-2	T-1st
1978-79	Arkansas	25- 5	11-3	T-lst
1979-80	Arkansas	21-8	13-3	2nd
1980-81	Arkansas	24-8	13-3	1st
1981-82	Arkansas	23- 6	12-4	1st
1982-83	Arkansas	26-4	14-2	2nd
1983-84	Arkansas	25-7	14-2	2nd
1984-85	Arkansas	22-13	10-6	T-2nd
	TOTALS	342-125 (.732) 137-35 (.797)		
		(16 years)	(11 years)	
ages are league records that may never be approached. His overall record at Arkansas was 260-75.
Coach of the Year honors have been frequent. He has won national honors twice (1977 and 1978) and has been named the SWC's top coach four times.
Sutton created a monster in the Ozarks. His teams were nearly impossible to defeat at Barnhill Arena, Arkansas' on-campus home. Under Sutton's direction, the Hogs were 121-8 at Barnhill, a stunning percentage of .932. Razorback games have been sold out before the season begins for the last eight years and tickets to Arkansas' basketball games have become nearly impossible for non-season ticket holders to secure.
One of Sutton's finest coaching jobs came this past season when his youngest team challenged a schedule ranked 12th-toughest in the country by the NCAA and still managed 22 victories. The Hogs accomplished this feat despite having only two seniors and one junior on the squad. It marked the ninth consecutive year the Razorbacks won at least 21 games  another SWC mark.
Sutton learned his trade as a player, then graduate assistant coach for the legendary Henry Iba at Oklahoma State. He graduated from OSU in 1958 and received his master's degree from the school in 1959.
His first coaching job came at Tulsa (Okla.) Central High School, where he built a 119-51 record in six years. In 1967, he took over at Southern Idaho Junior College,
"They're (Kentucky) getting the best coach in America. He'll dedicate his entire life to maintaining the quality of that program. The players won't be cheated. They'll be pushed to excel academically and they'll be pushed to excel in basketball."
Sidney Moncrief former Arkansas Ail-American under Sutton
a school that had never fielded a basketball team before. In three short years, Sutton compiled a remarkable 83-14 record.
His first major college test came in 1970, when he accepted the head coaching job at Creighton University. By 1974, Sutton had built a powerhouse 
a team with a 23-6 record and ranked 14th in the polls. He spent five years at Creighton, compiling an 82-50 record and establishing himself as one of the finest young coaches in the game, before moving on to Arkansas for the 1974-75 season.
In 25 years of coaching high school, junior college and college teams, Sutton has a record of 545-190. His major college record is 342-125.
Another tribute to Sutton's success is the number of head coaches he has turned out. Gene Keady (Purdue), Pat Foster (Lamar) and Bill Brown (California State-Sacramento) are head coaches who were one-time Sutton assistants at Arkansas.
Off the court, Eddie Sutton has always emphasized discipline and academics. Nearly 90 percent of the players who completed four years at Arkansas have earned degrees. He develops close relationships with his players, evidenced by the fact that players frequently stop by his office to chat. His open-door policy makes him accessible to those around him and hardly a day goes
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by that a former player doesn't call to talk with Sutton.
On the court, Sutton's success has been built on what he calls the "three D's  dedication, discipline and defense." The Razor-backs have annually ranked as one of the nation's top defensive teams, drawing raves for their suffocating style of man-to-man defense. Sutton says the biggest difference Wildcat fans will notice on the court will be his teams' reliance on an aggressive man-to-man defense 90 percent of the time.
Offensively, Sutton teams have ranked as the best in the nation in field goal shooting in recent years. Arkansas' field goal shooting of 54 percent over the last 10
years ranks as the best in the country.
In his 11 years at Arkansas, Sutton has produced seven players who have been drafted by NBA teams. Sidney Moncrief, Ron Brewer, Alvin Robertson, Darrell Walker, Tony Brown and Scott Hastings have all enjoyed successful pro careers, while Joe Kleine, a senior on last season's Razorback team, was a first-round draft choice by Sacramento.
A nationally-known clinician and speaker, Sutton is also very active in various professional organizations. He has been a member of the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), as well as the Board of Directors of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
Sutton is also active in various charity organizations.
The 49-year-old Sutton and his wife, Patsy, have three sons, Stephen, 20, Sean, 17, and Scott, 15.
Coach, Institution	Yrs.	Won	Lost	Pet.
Jerry Tarkanian, Nev.-Las Vegas	17	403	93	.813
Dean Smith, North Carolina	24	551	165	.770
Nolan Richardson, Arkansas	5	119	37	.763
Denny Crum, Louisville	14	338	107	.760
Pat Foster, Lamar	5	116	37	.758
Boyd Grant, Fresno State	8	179	59	.752
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse	9	204	71	.742
Lou Carnesecca, St. John's	17	371	131	.739
John Thompson, Georgetown	13	297	107	.735
Eddie Sutton, Kentucky	16	342	125	.732
Bobby Knight, Indiana	20	417	157	.726
Lee Rose, South Florida	18	374	148	.716
Bill vanBreda Kolff, Lafayette	19	354	143	.712
Murray Arnold, Tenn.-Chattanooga	14	294	120	.7101
Pat Kennedy, lona	5	110	45	.7097
Gene Smithson, Wichita State	10	207	85	.7089
Lefty Driesell, Maryland	25	505	210	.706
Gale Catlett. West Virginia	13	270	113	.705
Dick Berg, Hofstra	17	345	149	.698
Bob Dukiet, St. Peter's	6	119	52	.696
"Virtually everybody we talked to mentioned Hamilton and most mentioned him first. Head coaches describe him as articulate, thorough, extremely hardworking, loyal and having done a tremendous job."
Basketball Times
When Leonard Hamilton was tabbed one of the nation's top assistant coaches last year by Basketball Times, it certainly came as no surprise to those familiar with the Wildcat program. For ten seasons now, Hamilton has been a solid part of Kentucky's tremendous success and his value as a productive recruiter and defensive coaching whiz has not gone unnoticed.
Hamilton came to Kentucky in July, 1974, after serving three years as an assistant coach at Austin Peay. Since joining the Kentucky staff, Hamilton has helped coach the Wildcats to a 238-74 record. In addition, the Cats have won the NCAA championship, the NIT championship and six SEC titles in that time. Kentucky has been to a postseason tournament each year Hamilton has been on the staff. In fact, in 13 years as a coach on the collegiate level, only one team he has been associated with, his first at Austin Peay, has not been involved in a post-season tournament.
A native of Gastonia, N.C., Hamilton lettered three years in football and two years in basketball in high school. He captained his basketball team for two years at Gastonia Community College, then went on to serve as team captain at the University of Tennessee-Martin, where he graduated in 1970.
The 37-year-old Hamilton is married to the former Claudette Hale of McLemoresville, Tenn. They have a son, Lenny, 15, and a daughter, Allison, 1.
James Dickey joined the Wildcat staff in April, 1985, shortly after his boss for four years at Arkansas, Eddie Sutton, was named as the Kentucky head coach. Having built a reputation as an outstanding instructor and recruiter, Dickey will join assistant coach Leonard Hamilton and Sutton in all phases of coaching, including recruiting and practice and game preparation.
Dickey joined the Arkansas staff in 1981-82 and spent two years as a part-time assistant before being elevated to full-time status for the last two seasons. Arkansas compiled a 96-30 record and won a Southwest Conference championship while Dickey was an assistant. The Razorbacks competed in the NCAA tournament each of his four years there.
Dickey attended Valley Springs High School in Valley Springs, Ark. He played basketball for three years and as a senior earned All-State honors. Dickey then went to the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., where he was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter.
After graduating from Central Arkansas in 1976, Dickey spent one year as an assistant coach at Harding College in Searcy, Ark., while working on his Master's Degree. He then spent two years as head basketball coach at Harding Academy in Searcy and in 1978 was named district "Coach of the Year" after his team won its conference championship.
After his stint at Harding Academy, Dickey returned to Central Arkansas as an assistant coach and spent two years there before moving to Arkansas University in 1981.
The 31-year-old Dickey was married to the former Bettye Fiscus of Wynne, Ark., in August, 1985.
Doug Barnes is another newcomer to the Wildcat staff, having joined the ranks at UK in August, 1985. His primary responsibilities are in the areas of practice and game preparation and scouting opponents.
Barnes comes to UK after nine years as head coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Barnes became UAM's seventh head coach in 1976 and guided the Mean Green to a deceptive 105-142 overall record during his tenure, while bringing respectability to a program that had long been the doormat of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference. Prior to Barnes' arrival, UAM had not enjoyed a winning season since 1963. After his arrival, UAM made five appearances in the N.A.I.A. District 17 playoffs and posted the best and third-best single season records in school history, winning 21 games in 1981-82 and 18 games in 1979-80.
A native of Duncan, Okla., Barnes was a three-sport standout in high school, earning honors in basketball, football and track. He then went to Oklahoma State, where he was a starting guard for the OSU freshman team in 1965 and played one year at the varsity level under the legendary Coach Henry Iba. He received a B.S. degree in banking and finance in 1968 and spent the next two years as a marketing representative for Exxon Corporation in Dallas, Tex.
Barnes served as a graduate assistant coach under John Rose at Arkansas State from 1971-74. He was an assistant coach and manager of Tucker Coliseum at Arkansas Tech University in 1975-76, before being named head coach at UAM in 1976.
The 39-year-old Barnes is single.
After two years as a graduate assistant, Wayne Breeden enters his third year on the UK staff as a volunteer assistant. The former Wildcat manager earned a B.A. degree from the University in 1983 and completed his Masters' in 1985. Breeden has served on the basketball staff of the National Sports Festival in 1982. 83 and 85. He served on the staff of the 1984 Olympic Basketball Trials and has also conducted clinics in South America.
Affectionately known as "Mr. Wildcat," Bill Keightley has been associated with the Wildcat basketball program since 1962. Keightley graduated from Kava-naugh High School in Lawrence-burg, Ky. Now a mail-carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, he is married to the former Hazel Robinson of Lawrenceburg. They have a daughter, Karen, a student at UK.
Walt McCombs is the trainer assigned to basketball on a daily basis. He joined the UK staff in 1972 and left in 1974 for a three-year stint at Clemson. Walt rejoined the Wildcat staff in 1977. A native of Belton, S.C., he is a 1971 graduate of The Citadel. He has two children, Crystal and Emily.
Marta McMackin is one of the familiar faces around the Kentucky basketball offices, having been on the staff nine years now. A native of Ironton, Ohio, Marta attended Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. She and husband Ron have three sons, Ron, 22, Ricky, 20. and Rodd, 16.
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University of Kentucky basketball heads into a new era in 1985-86, as the Wildcats have a new head coach for only the third time in 55 years. Eddie Sutton was named the new UK coach April 2, 1985, succeeding Coach Joe B. Hall, who retired after 13 years at the helm. Hall, of course, succeeded the legendary Adolph Rupp, who spent 42 years at Kentucky.
Sutton brings to Lexington credentials as one of the nation's outstanding coaches. The 49-year-old Kansas native comes to Kentucky after 11 years at Arkansas, where he guided the Razorbacks to nine straight NCAA tournament berths. Only North Carolina can match that record.
At Arkansas, Sutton took his sport from the basement of the Southwest Conference to a statewide phenomenon and a spot among the national elite. His record at Arkansas was 260-75, an average of 23.6 victories a season.
1985-86 KENTUCKY WILDCATS Quick Facts
Head Coach: Eddie Sutton (Oklahoma State, 1958)
Record at UK: Fi