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CONTENTS
Page
Meet A Wildcat .................................................................................... 4
Kentucky Basketball Schedule .............................................................. 4
Opponent Roster .................................................................................. 5
Memorial Coliseum ................................................................................ 6
Kentucky Coaches ................................................................................ 7
Scorecards ........................................................................................ 8 & 9
Review of 1953-54.............................................................................. 10
Kentucky Roster .................................................................................... 1 1
Kentucky Freshman Schedule and Roster .............................................. 15 WILDCAT TIPOFF
Official Kentucky Basketball Program
Published by U.K. Athletics Association
B. A. SH1VELY, Athletic Director KEN KUHN, Sports Publicity Editor
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GAYLE ROSESeniorGuard Paris, Ky.
A prize "darkhorse" who stepped into the gap as a starting guard to replace Linville Puckett when the latter's departure threatened to seriously threaten Kentucky's chances for the 1955 SEC title, Gayle Rose attests to the dependability and never-say-die attitude of Wildcat reserves. The likeable, six-foot, native Kentuckian from Paris, one of only two seniors on the current edition of Ruppmen, saw action as both starter and reserve in all but two of the team's games during the undefeated 1953-54 campaign and his contributions made him a likely candidate for regular duty this season. However, Gayle got "lost in the shuffle" somehow and saw only limited service as a substitute in the tough December-January portion of Kentucky's back-breaking schedule. He stuck it out, nevertheless, and was ready when the team needed his services. Now, the new Rose is classed by Coach Rupp as one of the best "team" players on the squad and has proved himself a very valuable addition to the starting lineup. Boosting his individual record with every game, Gayle in 15 games has scored an average of 5.1 points per game. Highlights in his career include selection as "Mr. Basketball" of the annual North-South High School All-Star game in 1950 and his performance in last season's SEC playoff game against LSU, when he demonstrated great dribbling artistry and ball-handling ability in the closing minutes to cinch a Kentucky victory. Although a senior, Rose has not completed requirements for graduation from his dentistry-major course of study and will be eligible should the Wildcats play in the NCAA Tournament.
KENTUCKY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 1954-55
1 9 5 4 UK Opp.
Dec.    4Louisiana St. (H) .... 74 58
Dec.  1 1Xavier (A) ............               73 69
Dec. 18Temple (H) ............             79 61
UK INVITATIONAL TOURNEY
Dec. 21Utah ....................                      70 65
Dec. 22LaSalle ..................                   63 54
Dec. 30St. Louis (H) ........           82 65
19 5 5
Jan.    1Temple (A) ............101 69
Jan.    8Georgia Tech (H) .. 58 59
Jan. 10DePaul (H) ............              92 59
Jan.  15Tulane (A) ............               58 44
Jan.  17L.S.U. (A) .............. 64 62
Jan. 22Tennessee (A) ........ 84 66
Jan. 29Vanderbilt (A) ...... 75 71
Jan. 31Georgia Tech (A) .. 59 65
Feb.    3Florida (H) ............ 87 63
Feb.    5Mississippi (N) ........84 61
Feb.    7Miss. State (A) ...... 61 56
Feb.    9Georgia ........................ Home
Feb. 14Xavier ........................ Home
Feb.  19DePaul ........................ Away
Feb. 21Vanderbilt .................. Home
Feb. 26Auburn ........................ Home
Feb. 28Alabama ...................... Home
Mar.   5Tennessee .................... Home
page four ALLEN PARRISH HARBIN (RED) LAWSON LAMAR POTTS
Center Head Coach Forward
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA ROSTER
No.	Name Pos.	Class	Age	Ht.	Wt.	Hometown
4	Virgil Mills (g)	Soph.	20	6'2"	185	Palmetto, Ga.
12	W. C. Jones (g)	Soph.	19	6'	195	Oglethorpe, Ga
21	Ronald Bradley (f)	Soph.	19	6'	185	Avondale, Ga.
22	John Cummings (f)	Soph.	19	6'1"	145	Canton, Ga.
23	George Bell (f)	Jr.	20	6'4"	180	Cuthbert, Ga.
24	Bill Ensley (c)	Soph.	20	6'5"	200	Chatsworth, Ga
31	Lamar Potts (f)	Sr.	21	6'4"	200	Newman, Ga.
32	Allen Parrish (f)	Sr.	21	6'6"	205	Adel, Ga.
50	Morris Dinwiddie (g)	Jr.	19	5'10"	160	Scottsville, Ky.
51	Horace Knight (f)	Jr.	19	6'2"	185	Stillson, Ga.
52	Murphy McManus (g)	Sr.	20	6'	175	Rosemont, Ga.
COACHHarbin "Red" Lawson CAPTAINLamar Potts (31)
page five MEMORIAL COLISEUM
Only a little more than a quarter century ago, the University of Kentucky provided its basketball team with its second home a magnificent new Alumni Gymnasium seating 2,800 spectators.
A great many persons freely suggested that the arena would prove to be a "white elephant" which would never be crowded to anywhere near capacity by the sport that then was considered little more than an innocuous winter-month's pastime.
But the hardwood game blitzed the nation and Kentucky's teams forged to the national forefront in such a crowd-pleasing manner that the "huge" hall soon could not begin to accommodate the large number of fans seeking to whet their new-found interest. In fact, the situation soon developed to the point where only the student body and faculty were admitted and for several years about all that Kentuckians at large knew of their state university's famed cage teams consisted of information gleaned from the press and radio.
In 1941, when Dr. H. L. Donovan became president of the University, one of his first recommendations was for a building "that will properly take care of our athletics, our health service, physical education, and recreation." From this beginning came the plan that culminated in the construction of 12,000-seat Memorial Coliseum, an unparalleled edifice costing $3,925,000 by the time it was completed in 1950.
The huge building, which serves as a memorial to the nearly 10,000 Kentucky heroes who lost their lives in World War II and the Korean conflict, covers an entire city block and contains as much space as a seven-story office building. Situated along Avenue of Champions, the Coliseum is used primarily for basketball games but also serves as the site of a sellout community concert and lecture series as well as numerous physical education classes and conventions.
In sharp contrast to the early days in Alumni Gym, the present hall plays host to more than 100,000 Kentuckians annually for appearances ,of the famous Wildcat cage teams alone and interest is increasing with such strides that even this splendid arena may someday be outgrown.
page six ADOLPH RUPP
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The world's poorest prophet, but a coaching genius with a rare talent for consistently winning national championships.
That's the University of Kentucky's fabulous cage mentor Adolph Rupp who this year celebrates his Silver Anniversary at the helm of Wildcat basketball with an incomparable career winning average of 85.6 percent for 496 victories out of 578 starts.
Amazing as his coaching success has been, the usually astute Baron Rupp found himself on the losing end as a prophet last season. The Wildcats of 1 954 made a clean sweep through a 25-game schedule and disproved their coach's prophecy of some years ago that "no major school playing a major schedule can go through a season undefeated."
The "impossible" feat of last year's Kentucky team in becoming the biggest-winning, perfect-record unit of all time climaxed an un-paralled honor roll of coaching successes that have stamped Rupp as the nation's most winning cage mentor. In the 24 years he has been at Kentucky, he's won the Southeastern Conference title 15 times, the NCAA Tournament championship three times, and the National Invitation Tournament once as well as Olympic Trials collegiate bracket laurels and a nominal world's championship through participation with the AAU Phillips Oilers as the USA entry in the 1948 Olympic Games. Coach Rupp is the first coach to guide his teams to three NCAA and one NIT titles.
Besides the distinction of an even 100 victories against only 21 defeats covering action in 21 national classics (NCAA, NIT, UK Invitational and Sugar Bowl Tournament) plus 21 conference meets and the '48 Olympics, Rupp has guided his Wildcat teams to national championships in the Associated Press Poll four times in the last six years and produced no less than 24 All-Americans.
Furthermore, the UK mentor goes into the current season in possession of another record that no other coach or school comes even close to threatening124 consecutive wins on the home floor. No Rupp-coached Kentucky team has been beaten at home since Ohio State turned the trick on Jan. 2, 1943approximately twelve years ago!
HARRY LANCASTER
Baron Rupp's capable right hand man is Harry Lancaster. As the first full-time assistant basketball coach in Kentucky's history and one of the few aides of this type in the country, he is in charge of convincing the best schoolboy cagers to cast their lot with the Wildcats and is responsible for their development as yearlings once they are in the Kentucky stable. He also handles the gruelling assignment of scouting future opponents. The success that he has shown in his endeavors is reflected in Kentucky's phenomenal success as a team respected and feared the world over. Coach Rupp is the first to give his assistant much credit for past developments, particularly the coaching assistance that Lancaster provided last season. Coach Lancaster, a native of Paris, Ky., and graduate of Georgetown College, came to Kentucky in 1942. A highlight of his career came in the summer of 1951 when he served the U. S. State Department in Greece as a consultant to the Greek Basketball Federation.
page seven GEORGIA'S SCORECARD
BULLDOGS	FG	FT	PF	TP
31 Potts, Lamar (f)				
32 Parrish, Allen (f)				
24 Ensley, Bill (c)				
50 Dinwiddle, Morris (g)				
52 McManus, Murphy (g)				
4 Mills, Virgil (g)				
12 Jones, W. C. (g)				
21 Bradley, Ronald (f)				
22 Cummings, John (f)				
23 Bell, George (f)				
51 Knight, Horace (f)				
				
				
				
				
				
				
				
TOTALS				
(Complete Roster on Page 5)
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page eight KENTUCKY'S SCORECARD
WILDCATS	FG	FT	PF	TP
22 Bird, Jerry (f-c)				
44 Grawemeyer, Phil (f)				
50 Burrow, Bob (c)				
20 Rose, Gayle (g)				
42 Evans, Bill (g-f)				
10 Chandler, Dan (g)				
40 Adkins, Earl (f-g)				
55 Mills, Ray (f)				
60 Calvert, Gerry (g)				
77 Hurst, Harold (c)				
80 Brewer, John (g)				
88 Corum, Paul (g)				
				
				
				
				
				
				
TOTALS				
(Complete Roster on Page 11)
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REVIEW OF 1953-54
(Won 25, Lost 0)
Ky. Opp.
Temple .............................. 86 59
Xavier .............................. 81 66
Wake Forest ......................101 69
St. Louis ............................ 71 59
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT LEXINGTON, KY.
Duke ................................ 85 69
LaSalle .............................. 73 60
Minnesota .......................... 74 59
Xavier .............................. 77 71
Georgia Tech ....................105 53
DePaul .............................. 81 63
Tulane .............................. 94 43
Tennessee .......................... 97 71
Ky.
Vanderbilt .......................... 85
Georgia Tech .................... 99
Georgia ..............................106
Georgia ..............................100
Florida .............................. 97
Mississippi ........................ 88
Mississippi State ................ 81
Tennessee .......................... 90
DePaul .............................. 76
Vanderbilt ..........................100
Auburn ..............................109
Alabama ............................ 68
SEC PLAYOFF Louisiana State .................. 63
Opp. 63
48 55 68 55
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64 79 43
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page ten Gayle Rose, Jerry Bird, Bob Burrow, Coach Adolph Rupp, Phil Grawemeyer, Bill Evans, and Linville Pucketr.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ROSTER
No.      Name Pos.	Class	Age	Ht.	Wr.	Hometown
10   Dan Chandler (g)	Jr.	19	5'11"	160	Versailles, Ky.
20 *Gayle Rose (g)	Sr.	22	6'	170	Paris, Ky.
22 Merry Bird (f-c)	Jr.	19	6'6"	200	Corbin, Ky.
33 *)_inville Puckett (g)	Jr.	21	6'	165	Winchester, Ky.
40   Earl Adkins (f-g)	Soph.	21	6'3"	190	Ashland, Ky.
42 *Bill Evans (g-f)	Sr.	22	6'1"	170	Berea, Ky.
44 *Phil Grawemeyer (f)	Jr.	20	67"	180	Louisville, Ky.
50   Bob Burrow (c)	Jr.	20	6'7"	215	Wells, Texas
55   Ray Mills (f)	Soph.	21	6'4"	185	Manchester, Ky.
60   Gerry Calvert (g)	Soph.	19	5'11"	165	Maysville, Ky.
66 *Bill Bibb (f)	Jr.	20	6'4"	190	Owensboro, Ky.
77   Harold Hurst (c)	Jr.	20	67"	190	Waltersville, Ky.
80   John Brewer (g)	Soph.	19	6'3"	170	Anchorage, Ky.
88   Paul Corum (g)	Soph.	19	5'10"	160	Midway, Ky.
* 1953-54 Lettermen.
COACHAdolph Rupp (24 yrs.won 496, lost 82) CAPTAINBill Evans (42)
page eleven ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS, 1926-54
(Players must have earned at least one first team berth on recognized selection) Name Year
Paul Jenkins.......................................................... 1926
Louis McGinnis .................................................... 1931
Carey Spicer .................................................... 1929-31
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*
Bobby Watson ................................................ 1951-52
Shelby Linville .................................................... 1951 *
Frank Ramsey ............................................ 1951-52, 54
Cliff Hagan .................................................. 1952, 54*
* Chosen on All-NCAA Tournament Team
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1954-55 KENTUCKY VARSITY BASKETBALL STATISTICS
		(Seventeen		Games 		Won 15		Lost	2)			
									REB.			
Name Pos.	G.	FGA	FG	PCT.	FTA	FT	PCT.	REB.	AV.	PF	TP	AV.
Burrow, C	17	299	125	.419	89	56	.629	282	16.6	46	306	18.0
Evans, G ........	17	241	91	.378	73	53	.726	131	7.7	46	235	13.8
Grawemeyer, F	17	253	87	.344	72	50	.694	229	13.5	55	224	13.2
Bird, F ..........	17	199	78	.392	56	32	.572	172	10.1	44	1 88	11.1
Rose, G ..........	15	82	26	.317	40	24	.600	25	2.1	32	76	5.1
Mills, C ..........	15	56	15	.268	22	1 1	.500	52	3.5	17	41	2.7
Adkins, G .	8	26	8	.308	7	3	.429	7	0.9	7	19	2.4
Brewer, G	10	28	8	.286	4	3	.750	14	1.1	1 1	19	1.9
Calvert, G	7	11	5	.455	10	3	.300	8	0.7	5	13	1.9
Corum, G	3	1	0	.000	0	0	.000	2	0.7	1	0	
Chandler, F ....	2	0	0	.000	0	0	.000	0		1	0	
Others ............		161	52		62	39		79		47	143	
Kentucky												
Totals	17	1357	495	.365	435	274	.630	1059*	62.3	312	1264	74.9
All Opps.												
Totals	17	1 128	356	.316	531	340	.640	699	41.1	261	1052	61.9
* Includes team	rebounds.							Average Scoring Margin				13.0
CURRENT SEASON'S SINGLE-GAME RECORDS Individual Highs Player Opponent        Date No.
Total Points Scored	Grawemeyer	L.S.U.	Dec.	4	28	(FG:	12;	FT: 4)
Field Goals Scored	Grawemeyer	L.S.U.	Dec.	4	12			
	Burrow	Temple	Dec.	IS	12			
	Burrow	Miss.	Feb.	;	12	(No.	Atts:	32, 30, 23)
Free Throws Scored	Grawemeyer	Florida	Feb.	3	12	(No.	Atts	12)
Free Throws Attempted	Grawemeyer	Florida	Feb.	3				
	& Burrow	& DePaul	Jan.	10	12	(No.	by Team: 33, 27)	
Most Rebounds	Burrow	Temple	Dec	1 8	34	(No.	by Team: 108)	
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page fourteen KENTUCKY FRESHMEN BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
1954-55
Dec.    4Campbellsville Junior College
Dec.    8Campbellsville Junior College .................................................. Campbellsville
Dec. 1 1Xavier Frosh .................................................................................. Cincinnati
Dec. 14Georgetown "B" ........................................................................ Georgetown
Dec. 18Sue Bennett Jr. College ........................................................................ Home
Jan.    8Georgetown "B" .................................................................................. Home
Jan. 10Ashland Jr. College .............................................................................. Home
Jan.  12Cumberland Jr. College ................................................................ Manchester
jan.  19Cumberland Jr. College ........................................................... Williamsburg
Feb. 11Ky. Wesleyan Frosh.* .................................................................. Owensboro
Feb. 14Xavier Frosh ........................................................................................ Home
Feb. 16Sue Bennett Jr. College ...................................................................... London
Feb. 21Cumberland Jr. College ........................................................................ Home
Feb. 23Ashland Jr. College .......................................................................... Ashland
* Tentative.
KENTUCKY FRESHMEN BASKETBALL ROSTER
No.	Name Pos.	Age	Ht.	Wt.	Hometown
7	Hatton, Vernon (g)	18	6'4"	190	Lexington, Ky.
19	Phelps, Phil (f)	18	6'2"	185	Hamilton, Ohio
20	Butcher, John (g)	18	5'11"	160	Pikeville, Ky.
22	Sczepanski, Leon (c)	18	67"	228	Chicago, Illinois
25	Collinsworth, Lincoln (g)	18	6'3"	190	Salyersville, Ky.
32	Ross, Harold (f)	18	6'2"	175	Hickman, Ky.
34	Cassady, Billy (g)	18	6'2"	185	Inez, Ky.
35	Smith, Bill (f)	18	6'5"	195	Walton, Ky.
37	Howe, Dick (c-f)	18	6'6"	220	Carbondale, III.
42	Crigler, John (f)	18	6'2"	185	Hebron, Ky.
44	Beck, Ed (c)	18	6'7"	200	Ft. Valley, Ga.
66	Johnson, Phil (f)	18	6'5"	185	Lexington, Ky.
COACHHarry C. Lancaster (Georgetown '32) FRESHMAN MANAGERChris Kitchen
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