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2   Governmental Officials
Governor of the CommonwealthJulian M. Carroll and Mayor of Lexington-Fayette County GovernmentH. Foster Pettit and the Urban County Council.
4   University of Kentucky
President Dr. Otis A. Singletary and Athletic Director Cliff Hagan; UK's athletics department and coaching staff.
9 Wildcats
University of Kentucky Wildcats 1976-77eleven players who make up an exciting team.
11   Meet the Cats
Johnson, Casey, Givens, Claytor, Shidler, Haskins, Lee, Stephens, Williams, Robey and Phillipsin action.
22 This Week's SEC
A listing of Southeastern Conference teams and their opponents this week.
23 "Cawood Reflects"
Cawood Ledford, "Voice of the Wildcats" reminisces about Wildcats of the past.
24 Scorecard
Keep up with the actiontally field goals, free throws and personal fouls.
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Meet tonight's visting team, coaches, and "players to watch"; also here is general information about the school and its administration.
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DICK PARSONS, in his fifth year as Joe B. Hall's No. 1
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LEONARD HAMILTON
Much of Kentucky's defensive prowess on the court can be n lited to the talent of LEONARD HAMILTON, a third year assistant, who came to UK after three years as an assistant at Austin Peay State University.
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Joe B. Hall
University of Kentucky Wildcats Head Basketball Coach
JOE B. HALL'S record as Wildcat head coach for the past four years stands at 79-36. During the 1976 season his team won the National Invitational Tournament and ended the year with a 20-10 record.
Hall became No. 1 varsity assistant and head freshman Coach to Rupp after Harry C. Lancaster was named permanent athletic director Feb. 1, 1969. His record with the freshmen was 60-15, including an undefeated (22-0) season (1971-72) which resulted in the Kittens being crowned National Freshman Champions by the Basketball News.
During his first season as head coach, the Wildcats won their last nine conference games to sew up the SEC title.
His ten-year coaching record is 155-92. Broken down, it shows a 57-50 five-year mark at Regis, a 19-6 record at Central Missouri, and a 79-36 four-year record at Kentucky.
A popular personality on the clinic and convention circuits, Hall also has had much international exposure. In addition to the Globetrotters tour in 1951, and the "Down Under" tour in 1974, he has helped conduct basketball clinics for the U.S. Army in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska (1968) and at Ramstein Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany and the RAF Base at Mildenhall, England in 1975. He also was Olympic Trials coach under Hank Iba at the Air Force Academy in July 1972 and is a member of the 1976 Olympic Basketball Committee.
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Entering his seventh year at UK is ROY DON WILSON, who came to the University after serving two years as trainer at The Citadel. A native of Texas, he is a graduate of Amon Carter Riverside High in Fort Worth. He received his B.S. degree from Texas A & M with a major in physical education and a minor in business. He is married to the former Patricia Jane Cotter of Houston. They have a son and a daughter.
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Returning to UK after a three-year absence during which he served in a similar capacity at Clemson University is WALT McCOMBS. Assigned primarily to basketball, Mc-Combs also works with Wilson on the football field. A native of Belton, S. C, McCombs is a graduate of Parker High School and a 1971 graduate of The Citadel, where he was student trainer for four years. He was assistant trainer at UK in 1972 and '73. He is married to the former Shelby Burris of Belton.
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Front Row (left to right): Coach Joe Hall; Dwane Casey; Jay Shidler; Larry Johnson (Co-Captain)-Kyle Macy; Tlm Stepheni; Truman Claytor; Dick Parsons, Assistant Coach. Top Row: Tripp Ramsey Manager; Jack Givens; LaVon Williams; Mike Phillips; Rick Robey; James Lee; Merion Haskins (Co-Captain); Leonard Hamilton, Assistant Coach; Walt McCombs, Trainer.
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12	"Larry Johnson	G	Sr.	6- 2	205	22	3L	Morganfield, Ky.
20	Dwane Casey	G	So.	6- 2	195	19	1L	Morganfield, Ky.
21	Jack Givens	F	Jr.	6- 3	205	22	3L	Lexington, Ky.
22	Truman Claytor	G	So.	6- 1	173	19	1L	Toledo, Ohio
25	Jay Shidler	C	Fr.	6- 1	185	18	-	Lawrenceville, 111.
30	"Merion Haskins	F	Sr.	6- 4	205	21	2L	Campbellsville, Ky.
31	Tim Stephens	F-G	Fr.	6- 3	175	18	-	Stearns, Ky.
32	James Lee	F	Jr.	6- 5	230	20	2L	Lexington, Ky.
34	LaVon Williams	F-C	Fr.	6- 6	200	18		Denver, Colo.
53	Rick Robey	F-C	Jr.	6-10	235	20	2L	New Orleans, La.
55	Mike Phillips	C	Jr.	6-10	235	20	2L	Akron, Ohio
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(Nine Games)
Player	G	Min	FG-FGA	Pet.	FT-FTA	Pet.	Reb-Av	e A	PF-D	Pts	Ave	To
GIVENS	9	297	79-140	56.4	18-22	81.8	65-7.2	25	17-0	176	19.6	14
ROBEY	9	243	50- 81	61.7	27-47	57.5	72-8.0	13	32-1	127	14.1	16
LEE	9	242	32- 61	52.5	25-37	67.6	57-6.3	12	30-2	89	9.9	16
PHILLIPS	7	133	37- 62	59.7	13-24	54.2	35-5.0	9	19-1	87	12.4	17
JOHNSON	9	294	32- 79	40.5	21-30	70.0	39-4.3	38	25-0	85	9.4	16
SHIDLER	7	209	35- 71	49.3	11-14	78.6	15-2.1	18	26-0	81	11.6	15
CASEY	9	118	10- 29	34.9	15-22	68.2	7-0.8	13	14-0	35	3.9	15
STEPHENS	7	82	11- 34	32.4	2- 4	50.0	10-1.4	7	11-0	24	3.4	3
WILLIAMS, L.	7	77	8- 22	36.4	6-12	50.0	19-2.7	1	13-0	22	3.1	12
HASKINS	8	74	3- 8	37.5	2- 6	33.3	17-2.1	6	6-0	S	1.0	4
CLAYTOR	5	45	2- 10	20.0	2- 3	66.7	4-0.8	8	5-0	6	1.2	9
WILLIAMS, S.	1	1	0- 1		0- 0		0-0.0	0	0-0	0		0
LAWLESS	1	1	0- 0		0- 0		0-0.0	0	2-0	0		0
REBOUNDS						KY TEAM 46		Deadball  Ky-Opp 15-21				
KY TOTALS	9	299-598	50.0	142-221 64.3		386-42.9		150	200-4	740	82.2	137
OPP TOTALS	9	222-530	41.9	120-179 67.0		323-35.9		121	221-16	564	62.7	190
SEASON RECORD: Won 8, Lost 1  AT HOME: Won 5, Lost 1  AWAY- Won 2 Lost 0 NEUTRAL: Won 1, Lost 0  SEC: Won 1, Lost 0
OPPONENT	SITE-	-CROWD	KY	OPP	Individual HighsPoints, Rebounds
Marathon Oil AAU (Ex)	(MC-	- 6,988)	110	93	Givens 19, Robey 10
Wisconsin	(H-	-23,266)	72	64	Robey 13, Robey 13
Texas Christian	(H-	-22,312)	103	53	Robey 21, Robey 15
Indiana	(A-	-17,632)	66	51	Johnson, Shidler 20, Johnson 7
Kansas	(H-	-23,107)	90	63	Givens 15, Lee 7
South Carolina	(A-	-10,987)	98	67	Givens 28, Phillips 12
Bowling Green	(UKIT-	-16,305)	77	59	Givens 28, Robey 14
Utah	(UKIT-	-18,751)	68	70	Robey 19, Lee 13
Notre Dame	(N-	-16,613)	102	78	Givens 30, Robey 8
Georgia	(H-	-22,100)	64 f	59	Givens 17, Lee 7
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5-18        1-11        Ml        2-8      3-13       0-13 1-3        1-1        2-5        0-0        0-3        0-1 0-0
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10 Wildcats Of The Past
(PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Tonight we begin a series of articles on "Wildcats Of The Past" which will feature UK basketball players who hold special spots in the hearts of Kentucky fans. WILDCAT TIPOFF tonight spotlights Ed Beck and will feature "Cotton" Nash in the January 22 LSU program.)
Ed Beck lettered in basketball at the University of Kentucky in 1956, 57, and 58. He was a member of the 1956-57 team (23-5) that was ranked 3rd nationally in both the AP and UPI polls, was UKIT champion, SEC champion, Sugar Bowl champ and was a participant in the NCAA toumey.
Beck came to UK from Ft. Valley, Georgia. He was a rangy 6-7 center who sparked his Ft. Valley High team to two Class B state championships. He averaged 12 points a game in his senior year and was a Class B All-State Tournament choice for three successive seasons.
In his freshman year at Kentucky (1954-55) the UK Fact Book says of him, "Beck is regarded as one of the most highly promising prospects on the talent loaded freshman squad. Extremely agile and fast for his size, Ed has displayed an excellent hook shot as well as a good jump shot."
Other members of that "talented" freshman team were: Vernon Hatton, John Crigler, Phil Johnson, Hilly Ray Cassady and Abraham Lincoln Collins-worth.
Beck was a licensed Methodist minister when he enrolled at Kentucky and while on the court a stellar pivotman, off the floor he held revivals, preached sermons, led prayer meetings and talked to Sunday School classes, youth meetings and civic clubs.
Beck wrote the following to Russell Rice, Sports Information Director at the University of Kentucky which Rice published in "Big Blue Machine", the story of Wildcat basketball.
"Dear Russ:
I was the first clergyman and may be the last ever to play for Rupp. There was some speculation upon my arrival in September of 1954 that I would not last long because of Adolph's projected gruff manner.
During the freshman season we approached the first Sunday practice and he called me into his office to state that if in any way practicing basketball on Sunday afternoon was against my religious feelings or sensitivities I would not have to practice and in no way would this hurt my chances with the team. I conveyed to him my feelings that first, it was not in any way against my religious principles and second, that
ED BECK
1954 - 58 6-7 Center
I was a part of the team and wanted to participate when and where they did. I felt if any special consideration was given there might be some harm done. He was appreciative of my feelings but wanted to convey his understanding on whatever position I took.
. . . On more than one occasion at a practice he would quote the Bible and sometimes change words to communicate and with a twinkle in his eyes he would look at me and say, "That's what the good book says, doesn't it ?"
The UK Fact Book for 1957-58 (Beck's senior year) says: "Every season Ed brings the pulpit and basketball together. He sets an example on the playing floor that is not only noteworthy from a character standpoint but also from an athletic point of view. Perhaps never, however, has an athlete been tested as Ed Beck was last season."
The testing was the strain of playing ball and attending school with the knowledge that his wife, Billie, lay dying of cancer in a Macon, Georgia hospital. After every visit to Macon, Billie urged Ed back to Lexington, UK and basketball. She saw him play once during that yearthe Kentucky victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Ed Beck was a fine rebounder and defensive player who for the most part left the scoring to other members of the team. He served as president of the K Club (varsity lettermen) and was president of the College of Arts and Sciences senior class. He also was named winner of the Chandler Trophy, an award donated by radio station WVLK in the name of Governor A. B. Chandler for highest qualities of scholarship, leadership, character and ability.
Beck is presently Vice-President of Windmill Dinner Theatre Corporation in Dallas, Texas.
CAREER STATISTICS
G FGA FGM FT A FTM RBDS PTS
55- 56        22 44 16 14          5 66 37
56- 57       27 314 105 74 49 380 259
57- 58        27 219 62 54 39 337 163
20 The Wildcats Bowed To The Volunteers 92-85 in Knoxville
KENTUCKY (85)		TENNESSEE (92)
Givens	18	Grunfeld 32
Lee	11	King 22
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Johnson	14	Jackson 28
Warford	12	Darden 4
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Tennessee won both games of the annual rivalry last season, the first sweep since 1967. Kentucky's powerful inside game led to a 48-48 tie at the half, with Mike Phillips contributing 18 points. Phillips was held to only 2 points in the second half by Tennessee's Doug Ashworth and a sagging inside defense that sometimes saw four men guarding the UK pivot man.
Tennessee was led in scoring by Ernie Grunfeld with 32 points, including 10 straight in a one minute and 15 second span in the first half. Mike Jackson, UT guard, shattered Kentucky's second half defense with 20 of his 28 points.
Claytor and Darden were ejected for fighting in the first half, and a dozen police officers poured on to the court to keep order. Both coaches were given technicals for protesting the call and in the ensuing struggle, two Herald-Leader photographers were sent from the building for entering the playing floor to take pictures.
Later in the contest, Grunfeld was assessed a technical for protesting a call, and Mike Phillips earned two technicals for the same infraction.
Kentucky leads in the series with Tennessee that dates back to 1910, 96 wins to 42 defeats.
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(PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The Popular "Voice of the Wildcats", CAWOOD LEDFORD, is in his 2tth season as play-by-play announcer for the University of Kentucky. Cawood, sports director for WHAS radio and television since 1958, has been broadcasting since 1951. He is recognized as a sports authority throughout the nation.
This column will appear in each Wildcat Tipoff this season, as "Cawood Reflects" on Wildcat basketball.)
CAWOOD LEDFORD
I can remember some great basketball games between Kentucky and Tennessee. The rivalry in both Lexington and Knoxville is very strong. I know that in Coach Rupp's last season (1972), the Cats had to beat Tennessee to go to the NCAA tournament. They ended up tying for the conference championship, but Kentucky won both games that season. Tennessee was at the free throw line at the end of the game, but missed, so Kentucky came away a winner by one point.
I guess the game I remember most, and I can't even tell you the final score, was the first time Coach Rupp ever used a zone defense. Coach Rupp always maintained that he would never use a zone. He thought it ought to be outlawed, like it was in the pros. But the year the "Runts" were sophomores, they went into the 1-3-1, and it took Tennessee by surprise. You could tell the Volunteers had spent no time preparing for it, and the Cats came away a comfortable winner.
The Vols have had some great ball players. I think Ernie Grunfeld is a tremendous basketball player. He is super one-on-one. If he can isolate one defensive man on him, he is almost unstoppable. He's not real fast, but he's very strong, and he protects the ball very well. Bernard King is probably a better pro prospect, but at the college level, I have to go with Grunfeld as their best ever.
This might be the best Tennessee team ever. They are basically the same team that Coach Mears had last year, and they were runnersup in the conference. They are going to be a contender for the conference title this year and could end up in the top ranks.
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2:5 WILDCATS' SCORECARD
FG FT		PF 1 TP	
|A         LARRY JOHNSON                   1   2   3   4   5   6   7 8 \L         6-3 Senior Guard                            9   10   11   12   13   14 15	1    2    3    4    5    6 7 8     9     10     11 12	12 3 4 5	
Q|*      DWANE CASEY                  1   2   3  4   5   6   7 8 ZU       6-2 Sophomore Guard                    9  10  11  12  13  14 15	1   2    3    4    5    6 7 8     9     10     11 12	12 3 4 5	
9|         JACK GIVENS                          1   2   3   4   5   6   7 8 L\         6-4 Junior Forward                         9   10   11   12  13   14 15	1    2    3    4    5    6 7 8     9     10     11 12	12 3 4 5	
AA      TRUMAN CLAYTOR            1   2   3   4   5   6   7 8 JLJL        6-1 Sophomore Guard                     9   10   11   12   13   14 15	1   2    3   4    5    6 7 8     9     10     11 12	12 3 4 5	
t%r      JAY SHIDLER                    1  2  3  4  5  6  7 8 A J        6-1 Freshman Guard                       9   10   11   12   13   14 15	1   2    3    4    5    6 7 8     9     10     11 12	12 3 4 5	
,A       MERION HASKINS                 1   2   3   4   5   6   7 8 OU       6-4 Senior Forward                        9   10   11   12   13   14 15	1   2    3    4    5    6 7 8     9     10     11 12	12 3 4 5	
Q|       TIM STEPHENS                   1   2   3   4   5   6   7 8 01         6-3 Freshman Forward-Guard          9   10   11   12   13   14 15	1    2    3    4    5    6 7 8     9     10     11 12	12 3 4 5	
AiA       JAMES LEE 12345678 Oi.        6-5 Junior Forward                        9   10   11   12  13   14 15	1   2    3    4   5   6 7 8     9     10     11 12	12 3 4 5	
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