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1961 - 1962 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY 1961-62 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Date		Opponent-	Site        Starting Time
19 6 1			
Dec.	2	Miami (Ohio) U..................	...... Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	4	Southern California .............	Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	11	St. Louis ............................	...... Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	16		Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	18	Temple ...............................	Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	22-	23    U.K. Invitational Tournar	nent ...................... Lexington
		(Kansas State, Xavier,	7:30 and appx.
		Tennessee)	9:30 p.m. EST (both nights)
Dec.	27	Yale ................................	...... Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Dec.	30	Notre Dame ........ Louisville	(Freedom Hall), 8:00 p.m. EST
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Jan.	2	Virginia ..............................	Lexingtop-JiiOO_p,m> EST
Jan.	6	Georgia Tech ......................	Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Jan.	8	Vanderbilt ...........................	Nashville, 8:15 p.m. CST
Jan.	12	Louisiana State ....................	Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Jan.	15	Tennessee ...........................	Knoxville, 8:02 p.m. EST
Jan.	29	Georgia Tech ......................	......... Atlanta, 8:00 p.m. EST
Jan.	31	Georgia ................................	.......... Atlanta, 8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	2	Florida .................................	Gainesville, 8:15 p.m. EST
Feb.	10	Mississippi ..........................	Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	12	Mississippi State ..................	Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	19	Vanderbilt ...........................	...... Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Feb.	24	Alabama .............................	Tuscaloosa, 8:00 p.m. CST
Feb.	26	Auburn ...............................	........ Auburn, 7:30 p.m. CST
Mar.	5	Tulane ................................	Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
Mar. 10		Tennessee ............................	Lexington, 8:00 p.m. EST
	(NOTE: Originally scheduled game		Dec. 8 with Virginia Tech at
Blacksburg canceled due to new gym not completed.) University of Kentucky
Basketball Facts 1961-62
For Press  Radio  TV
INDEX
All-Americans, All-Conference 60-61
Assistant Coaches ...................15-18
Athletics At Kentucky .................... 4
Athletic Director Shively .............6-7
Chandler Trophy .......................... 62
Coach Rupp .............................. 8-13
Coaches Through Years .............. 23
Coaching-Team Records,
10-20 Years ..... ................... 26-27
Frosh Schedule-Results   Inside back
Home Floor Losses .........................34
Hotels on Road ................................34
Invitational Tournament .........28-30
Kentucky in the SEC .................... 83
Memorial Coliseum ................... 80-81
Outlook for 1961-62 ................ 20-23
Player Profiles ............................35-55
Record Against All Opponents 95-97
RecordsAll-Time .................. 85-94
Review of 1960-61 ,.................. 24-25
RostersVarsity & Freshmen . 56-57
Rupp EraMilestones ....................14
Scores .......................................98-112
Scouting Reports ........................64-79
Season Record1960-61 ...............59
SEC Standings, Champs by Years . 84
ScheduleVarsity ......... Inside front
Statistics ....................................... 82
Team Picture ................................ 58
Top All-Time Scorers .................. 83
Tournament Trail ......................31-33
U.K. General Information .............. 2
University of Kentucky .................. 5
Wildcats At A Glance ...................19
Editor: KEN KUHN, Director of Sports Publicity UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
General Information
LOCATIONLexington, Ky., a community of 100,000 in the heart of Kentucky's famed Blue Grass region. Renowned as the world capital of the thoroughbred horse industry and known also as the world's largest loose-leaf tobacco market.
FOUNDED1865 ENROLLMENT10,157
PRESIDENTDr. Frank G. Dickey
VICE-PRESIDENTDr. Leo M. Chamberlain
VICE-PRES., BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONDr. Frank Peterson
VICE-PRES., MEDICAL CENTERDr. William Willard
FACULTY CHAIRMAN OF ATHLETICSDr. A. D. Kirwan
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONSR. W. Wild
ATHLETIC CONFERENCESoutheastern
NICKNAME OF TEAMSWildcats COLORSBlue and White
FIGHT SONG"On, On U. of K." BANDVarsity (Director Warren Lutz)
STADIUMMcLean Stadium on Stoll Field (capacity 37,500) GYMNASIUMMemorial Coliseum (capacity 11,500)
Athletics Staff
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICSBernie Shiveiy (Illinois '27) HEAD BASKETBALL COACHAdolph Rupp (Kansas '23) ASSISTANT COACHESHarry Lancaster and Ted Lenhardt GRADUATE ASSISTANTJerry Gray
HEAD COACHES OTHER SPORTSFootball: Blanton Collier; Baseball: Harry Lancaster; Track and Cross Country: Bob Johson; Swimming: Algie Reece, Tennis: Ballard Moore; Golf: Dr. L. L. Martin; Rifle: Maj. R. N. Weaver
TICKET SALES MANAGERHarvey Hodges
ACCOUNTANTJulien Harrison
TRAINERSJohn Payne and Jim Stubblefield
TEAM PHYSICIANDr. D. M. Royalty
EQUIPMENT MANAGERSBuster Brown and J. J. Scully
SPORTS PUBLICITY DIRECTORKen Kuhn (Michigan State '42)
2 TO THE PRESS AND RADIO-TV
Here is your copy of the 1961-62 facts booklet on Kentucky basketball which we sincerely hope will aid you in covering and answering questions on the Wildcats this season. If you desire additional information, special stories, pictures or have questions not answered herein, please feel free to contact the Sports Publicity Office in Memorial Coliseum (Telephone 2-2200, Ext. 2241).
KEN KUHN Scottie Helt        Mrs. Phyllis Purvis
Director of Sports Publicity    Student Assistant Secretary
Information
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COMPSNo individual game allotment.
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RADIO BROADCASTSApplications must be directed at least one week in advance to Radio Director, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Tickets will be supplied by the Sports Publicity Office only upon receipt of approved permit from the Radio Director. Spotters are available if requested in advance. Line orders should be made to General Telephone Company, Lexington.
TV AND MOTION PICTURESNews clip film highlights will be furnished to TV stations or newsreel agencies at actual cost upon arrangement at least one week in advance. Stations or agencies desiring to shoot own film must make application to the University Radio Director at least one week in advance. Forms may be signed to cover the entire season. Tickets will be issued by the Sports Publicity Office only upon receipt of approved permit. A maximum of 200 feet of filmed highlights may be shown on a delayed basis. Live TV coverage prohibited except under arrangements made with UK Athletic Director.
3 ATHLETICS AT KENTUCKY
Kentucky's athletic program, a well-balanced and ambitious activity featuring inter-collegiate competition in nine different sports, is organized under the Department of Athletics and a corporation known as the University of Kentucky Athletics Association.
The program is conducted without overemphasis or sacrifice of educational objectives and in strict compliance with the rules of the University, the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
A Board of Directors, headed by UK President Frank Dickey, maintains overall policy supervision of the athletic program. Dr. Leo Chamberlain, vice-president of the University, has general supervision over the Department and serves as vice-chairman of the Board. Dr. A. D. Kirwan, one-time Wildcat coach and UK's faculty representative to the Southeastern Conference, serves the directors as secretary and Dr. Frank Peterson, UK vice-president for business administration, acts as treasurer in an ex-officio capacity.
Supervising the steady growth and balanced development of one of the nation's top athletic programs is Bernie A. Shively, a former Illinois grid All-American and a veteran of over 20 years in the post of Director of Athletics.
The Association's Board of Directors is composed of the following:
Dr. Frank G. Dickey, Dr. Leo M. Chamberlain,
Chairman Vice Chairman
Dr. A. D. Kirwan, Secretary Prof. John Kuiper
James B. Allen Dr. W. L. Matthews, Jr.
Dr. Ralph Angelucci Robert Stephens
Dr. Aubrey J. Brown Dr. D. V. Terrell
Dr. Thomas Clark Prof. William A. Tolman
Dr. Lyman Ginger Floyd Wright
Prof. W. W. Haynes Garryl Sipple
(Student Representative)
4 THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
. . . The State Is Our Campus
Located in Lexington, an urban community of over 100,000 population in the heart of Kentucky's famed Blue Grass region, University of Kentucky is a state-supported, land-grant institution now in its 96th year.
The present school, which last year enrolled 10,157 students and now offers instruction in 10 academic colleges plus a Graduate School
and a division of Extended Programs,
had its beginnings in 1865 when it was established as a part of old Kentucky University. This action by the State Legislature united sectarian and public education under one organization for the first time. Federal funds authorized under the Morrill Act were used to develop agriculture and mechanical arts within KU and, in 1 878, A&M College was separated from KU to become a separate state institution on the general site of what is now the 706-acre main campus. Name changes in 1908 and 1916 resulted in the title by which the school is now known.
Dr. Frank G. Dickey currently serves as president of the University. The youthful, athletic-minded former dean
President Dickey of the UK College of Education suc-
ceeded venerable Dr. Herman L. Donovan in 1 956 as the eighth chief administrative officer in the school's history. Dr. Dickey also serves as current president of the Southeastern Conference.
The University is on the approved list of the Association of American Universities and is a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is fully accredited in its respective colleges and departments by all of the major professional societies and educational organizations.
5 DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS BERNIE A. SHIVELY
Supervising the steady growth and balanced development of one of the nation's top athletic programs is the Herculean task being carried out successfully by Bernie A. Shively.
Few who have observed the untiring efforts of the tall, silver-haired former All-America footballer in the service of the University of
Kentucky since 1927 and as Director of Athletics since 1938 will argue his fitness as an athletic Hercules. Not only has Shively guided the development of Kentucky as a nationally-respected power in major sports, but he has also gained personal prestige through a fair-minded approach to many problems.
During his tenure as Athletic Director, Shively has directly supervised major expansions in Kentucky's athletic plant resulting from the progression of the school's athletic teams to greater national prominence and increased patronage by the sports-minded public.
The seating capacity of Kentucky's football stadium has been doubled to bring the current number of seats to approximately 37,500 and on par with most other schools located in heavier-populated areas. Powerful new lighting equipment has been installed to bring night football into new popularity. Partly to satisfy the overwhelming number of basketball devotees, who could not squeeze into the 2,800-seat Alumni Gymnasium, a long-planned Memorial Coliseum was completed in 1950. Seating 1 1,500 persons for cage contests, the
Chairman, NCAA Basketball Tournament Committee
6 four-million dollar Coliseum also houses the Athletic Department and provided the first permanent home for the school's many minor sports teams. More recently, Shively directed the acquisition of a pair of modern, ranch-style living units which have served as the home of the football team since 1954.
A large dressing room building and football practice field, used since 1955, was abandoned in 1959 to make way for a huge new men's dorm. Under Shively's supervision, a spacious new Sports Center has been prepared a short distance away on the University farm to take even better care of the footballers and spring sports teams.
All-America Guard At Illinois
A native of Paris, III., Shively attended the University of Illinois where he was an All-America guard in 1926 on the same grid team made famous by Red Grange. Demonstrating a claim to being one of the finest all-around athletes in Illinois' history, "Shive" also laid claim to the Big 10 heavyweight wrestling championship and annexed letters in track before graduating in 1927.
Shively came to Kentucky in 1927 as line coach of football under Harry Gamage. A shift in the coaching ranks in 1933 resulted in Shively's promotion to head of the UK Physical Education Department, a position he retained until he succeeded Chet Wynne as Athletic Director in 1938. During this period and the years following, he also served as track and baseball coach for several seasons and continued as a football assistant until 1944. The next year, 1945, he assumed full charge of the grid squad for one season before turning the job over to mentor Paul (Bear) Bryant in 1946.
The Kentucky athletic chief is nationally recognized for his outstanding contributions to basketball as chairman of the NCAA Tournament committee and, for a number of years served in the same capacity for the Southeastern Conference. He is a past chairman of the NCAA summer baseball group and has served as president of the SEC Coaches and Athletic Directors Association since 1954. In addition, he has been active in numerous state and civic organizations including chairmanship of the Fayette County Recreation Board and currently serves as vice-president of the UK Alumni Association. Thousands of friends honored Shive's 30th anniversary with Kentucky in 1957 by presenting him a Cadillac.
Shively and his wife, Ruth, have two children. Doug was co-captain of the Wildcat grid team in 1958 and now is coaching at VPI while daughter Suzanne was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ui< in 1957.
7  ADOLPH FREDERICK RUPP
"Nation's Winningest Basketball Coach"
31 Years  Won 645, Lost 122  84%
For three decades, the sports world has watched an amazing record being forged with near perfection out of meager raw material by a colorful figure in the Blue Grass country of Kentucky known familiarly to hundreds of thousands as the "Man in the Brown Suit."
He is Adolph Rupp of Kentucky and when the sport of basketball is mentioned today, a direct chain of thought brings out the name of this maker of champions who holds undisputed rank as the "Nation's Winningest Basketball Coach." The name of Rupp, feared and respected in opponents' hearts and beloved by the millions who have witnessed the remarkable success of his Wildcat cage teams, has become synonymous with the game of basketball.
Such unprecedented recognition for the fabulous mentor is only natural since his success in the past 31 years as head man of the fabled Kentucky cage thoroughbreds has been nothing short of phenomenal. It would take a book longer than his own technical bestseller, "Championship Basketball," to recite the record completely. Briefly, however, that record includes:
An amazing 645 victories out of 767 starts for an unparalleled winning percentage of better than 84 percent against major competition.
Certification by the NCAA Service Bureau as the nation's most
successful collegiate basketball coach, both for the past 10 years
and at the 20 year level. One  of only  three  still-active  collegiate  cage  coaches with
"membership" in the exclusive 600 club in which the dues are
600 victories.
Selection as the national "Coach of the Year" in 1959 for the second time in his career.
An unprecedented honor roll of four NCAA Tournament championships picked up by his Wildcats who hold the all-time record of 12 appearances in the national classic and can claim more victories in NCAA play (22) than any other team.
A nominal world's championship as co-coach of the successful USA entry in the 1948 Olympic Games which included members of Kentucky's NCAA champions.
9 Producer of more Olympic gold medallion winners (7) than any other cage coach.
A total of 19 Southeastern Conference titles since the league was organized in 1933.
-Election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959 and previous selection (in 1946) by Helms Athletic Foundation as a member of their exclusive cage Hall of Fame.
Recipient of the Governor's Medallion in 1959 for meritorious service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and plaques of appreciation from the U.S. Air Force (1959) and Sugar Bowl committee (1951).
Election to the Kentucky Hall of Fame (1945), outstanding citizen of Lexington (1949) and twice honorary citizen of the City of New Orleans.
Coach of the winning East team in the Shrine East-West game 1959.
Development of more All-Americans (27) and more material for the pro ranks (20) than any other coach.
Four Sugar Bowl Tournament championships, a National Invitation Tournament title and four trophies from the first eight UK Invitational Tournaments.
Membership on the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee.
Rupp's Teams Play In Most Tournaments
Tournament invitations in pre-Rupp years were almost unheard ofKentucky played in only seven sectional eliminations. In contrast, the Rupp-led Wildcats have the distinction of playing in more tournaments of all types than any other team. All told, his Bluegrass five has achieved the unequalled feat of 134 victories against only 37 defeats, covering action in 35 national classics plus 29 conference meets and the '48 Olympics.
Although the competition was nowhere near as rugged as the schedules played by today's nationally-recognized Wildcat brigades, Rupp's very first team compiled a respectable 15-3 record and Kentucky basketball has been on a winning plane ever since. The most games lost in a single season since Rupp added his touch was nine in 1960-61 and the remarkably low average number of losses per season in the Rupp Era is three.
His teams have finished as national champion in the polls four times in the last 1 2 years. They were unranked in the top 20 only in the 1952-53 campaign, when they were idle.  Possibly his greatest
10 achievement came in the 1953-54 season when the Wildcats rolled unchecked through a 25-game schedule of top-flight opposition to become the biggest-winning, perfect-record unit in all basketball history up to that time.
Rivaling that achievement, in the opinion of the sportswriters and broadcasters, is the tremendous coaching jobs turned in by the basketball miracle man in the past five seasons. Four years ago, Rupp guided a moderately talented club to an 18th SEC title, third place in the polls and a ninth NCAA Tournament appearance while achieving a 23-5 record. The surprised experts, who had predicted UK would not win their own conference, voted Coach Rupp the runner-up spot as "Coach of the Year."
Even that effort went by the boards in 1958, however, as Kentucky's talentless wonders copped the NCAA title for an unprecedented fourth time. The Wildcats were unsung and almost unknown except by reputation and heritage. Not a single man had been honored on the All-Conference fives selected before tournament time and they had lost more games (6) in regular season play than any UK team in 17 yearsall of which added up to sure defeat except for the coaching genius of Rupp.
Wins National 'Coach of Year' Honor
If the experts thought that was tops in miracles, they reckoned without the amazing drive of this man Rupp. With four-fifths of his starting lineup gone, he re-built shattered foundations in such an astonishing fashion that the Wildcats rolled through the 1959 season almost unchecked. Although they failed to win the title in their increasingly-tough Southeastern Conference for only the third time since 1943, UK was generally conceded to be the nation's top team. Most experts agreed that the Kentuckians, who finished with a 24-3 record and ranked second nationally, missed a golden opportunity to pick up a fifth NCAA crown as they were upset by Louisville in the tourney opener. This feeling was given meaning as Rupp was accorded "Coach of the Year" honor by United Press International. The nationwide poll of 268 writers and broadcasters gave Coach Rupp twice as many votes as any other nominee.
The 1959-60 season admittedly was not a great one as the UKats chalked up only an 18-7 marksecond worst season of the Rupp Era. However, many experts considered the outcome to be a tribute to one of the greatest coaching efforts ever turned in. Plagued from the beginning of the season to the end by adversity (sickness, injuries, eligi- bility difficulties and personnel problems), complete disaster was always imminent and avoided only by masterful juggling (16 different starting combos) and artful strategy moves.
It was a similar story of great coaching technique against the heavy odds of personnel and schedule last year. Although the final record read only 19-9 (worst ever for a Rupp team), a closer look reveals the touch of Rupp was there for the Wildcats were regrouped into a fearsome outfit after early troubles and rolled to 1 1 wins in their last 12 starts. Enroute they conquered eventual SEC champ Mississippi State on the road and demolished Vanderbilt in a SEC Playoff for an NCAA berth. They never ran out of gas until stopped by Ohio State in regional finals.
Rupp Credited For Increasing Interest
Rupp is recognized by sports authorities with doing more than any other modern tutor to make basketball a national spectator sport. From the very outset of his career at Kentucky, which began in 1930, he has introduced or popularized many new and revised trends in the game that have aided materially in making the country basketball-minded. One such innovation was the controlled fast break offensive pattern that has since become the crowd-pleasing trademark of Wildcat cage teams.
The outstanding success of this man as a basbetball coach is matched only by the personal fame he has attained outside the sports world.
The masterful story-teller is equally renowned on the banquet and coaching clinic circuit and is in constant demand as a speaker in the off season. He annually appears in more than a dozen states to make speaking engagements and believes he has missed only Alaska in tours throughout the 50 states. Rupp undoubtedly has conducted more coaching clinics than any other tutor. Overseas assignments for the Army and Air Force have taken him to the European theater, Hawaii and Japanthe last a clinic in Germany this past summer.
Internationally recognized for his avocation as a registered Hereford breeder-enthusiast, Rupp is currently in his ninth term as president of the Kentucky Hereford Assn. He owns and operates one of the largest farms in the Bluegrass area and serves as a director of the Central District Warehousing Corp., world's largest tobacco marketing organization.
The coach is active in Shrine affairs, being chosen in 1950 as one of the 10 outstanding Shriners of the nation and holding honorary
12 memberships in temples throughout the country. He is a Past Potentate of the Oleika (Lexington) Temple and serves as vice-chairman of the board for the Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital in Lexington. Three years ago, he was nominated as one of five candidates for the Imperial Outer Guard of the Shrine.
He has his own television and radio shows during the season, has produced two film shorts ("Basketball: Individual Offense" for Coca-Cola Co. and "Parade to National Championship") and written books on virtually every phase of the game.
Born in Halstead, Kansas, Sept. 2, 1901, Rupp attended University of Kansas where he played guard under Phog Allen. Following graduation in 1923, he coached high school ball one year at Marshall-town, Iowa, and then at Freeport, III., four seasons before coming to Kentucky in 1930. His fame as "The Man in the Brown Suit" stems from his superstitious preference of brown as the color of his game-night wardrobe.
GREATEST TEAM, PLAYER, THRILL?
Adolph Rupp's illustrious career as headmaster at Kentucky for more than three decades is certainly filled with a lot of memories for him and he's willing to share many of them with anyone who'll listen.  But there are lines he will not cross, such as:
Greatest team?Rupp points to four national champion outfits and an undefeated team that probably could have taken the national title if it had tried. Listeners get the impression that he would narrow the choice down to twothe "Fabulous Five" Olympic champions of '48 and the possibly even greater 1954 crew that went undefeated in 25 games to become the best perfect-record unit up to that time.
Greatest player?Rupp steadfastly refuses to discuss personalities. "I'd just make one boy happy and hurt the feelings of a lot of other great ones that have played for me."
Greatest thrill?"That's hard to say, but I guess three of my greatest were winning the '48 Olympics with my boys, going undefeated in '54 and getting that NCAA national championship trophy in 1958 with an unheralded bunch they called the 'talentless wonders'."
13 THE RUPP ERA 1930-1961
Season	UK Won	Opps. Won	Percent
1930-31	15	3	.833
1931-32	15	2	.882
1932-33	20	3	.870
1933.34	15	1	.938
1 934-35	19	2	.905
1 935-36	15	6	.714
1936-37	17	5	.774
1937-38	13	5	.722
l 938-39	16	4	.800
1 939-40	15	6	.714
1940-41	17	8	.680
1941-42	19	6	.760
1 942-43	17	6	.739
1 943-44	19	2	.905
1 944-45	22	4	.846
1945-46	28	2	.933
1 946-47	34	3	.918
1947-48	36	3	.923
1948-49	32	2	.941
1 949-50	25	5	.833
1950-51	32	2	.941
1951-52	29	3	.906
1952-53		(No schedule played)	
1953-54	25	0	1.000
1954-55	23	3	.885
1955-56	20	6	.769
1 956-57	23	5	.821
1957-58	23	6	.790
1958-59	24	3	.889
1959-60	18	7	.720
1 960-61	19	9	..... .678
30-Year Total	.. 645	122	......841
MILESTONES IN THE RUPP RECORD
Victory No. 100  Dec. 9, 1936 Victory No. 200  Jan. 9, 1943 Victory No. 300  Jan. 25, 1947 Victory No. 400  Feb. 4, 1950 Victory No. 500  Dec. 22, 1954 Victory No. 600  Jan. 29, 1959
Georgetown (Ky.) (H) 46-21 Xavier (A) 43-38 Xavier (H) 71-34 Mississippi (A) 61-55 La Saile (H) 63-54 Georgia (H) 108-55
14 HARRY LANCASTER
Assistant Coach
When Harry Lancaster finds a spare moment to reflect on his days as an all-around star athlete at Georgetown (Ky.) College back in the early thirties, he can recall with a degree of dismay how close he came to never pursuing the "round ball" sport that in the days since has earned him a highly respected position in the basketball world.
An   All-Conference   halfback for three straight years and captain during his last two seasons, Lancaster's football  career almost overshadowed his play on the basketball court. In the cage sport, he was equally successfulwith    three All-Conference nominations    and    two    team captaincies to his creditbut considered himself a better football player than jjfH| eager.    Experience,   however,   proved     I . him a good student and teacher of the HH sport of basketball as he began his
coaching career and he now has no regrets over the choice he made.
Born in Paris, Ky., in 1911, Lancaster attended Paris High School where he played four years in all sports, being coached at one time by Kentucky's current Head Football Coach Blanton Collier. Following graduation in 1 928, he continued his athletic career at Georgetown College and gained star recognition in football, basketball and baseball. After finishing at Georgetown in '32, Harry remained on for the next school year as an assistant coach in both the grid and cage sports before moving into the high school field. He coached several sports, mostly basketball, for nine years and was a high school principal for six years before coming to the University of Kentucky in 1942 as an instructor in physical education. Soon thereafter, the war intervened and Lancaster saw 26 months' Navy duty, rising from apprentice seaman to Lieutenant (Senior Grade).
Returning to UK in March, 1946, he became a part-time assistant to the Wildcats' famous cage mentor, Adolph Rupp, in addition to
15 carrying on his teaching duties and gaining his master's degree. Two years later, he became Coach Rupp's general right hand man in a full-time capacity. Lancaster also served as Kentucky's baseball coach in 1946-47 and picked up the assignment again starting with the 1951 campaign.
In addition to his coaching duties, Lancaster manages to sandwich in a large slice of traveling. Besides checking on the nation's best high school cagers as potential material for future Wildcat national champion crews, his travel stems from a plan to extensively scout upcoming opponents. Coach Rupp was one of the first in the country to inaugurate this wide-spread scouting system in basketball and believes it has contributed materially to Kentucky's past success in carrying off championships with almost reckless abandon.
Lancaster also traveled to Greece in the summer of 1951 on a special athletic assignment for the U. S. State Department. The mission called for the Kentucky aide to act as an advisor to Greek Basketball Federation officials on Olympic procedure and other matters. He also conducted numerous clinics, coaching schools and gave public lectures on the cage sport as played in the U.S.A.
Lancaster's coaching success with the freshman teams has been commendable. The yearlings have lost only 23 contests under his tutelage the past 1 1 seasons against formidable competition that included the more elite junior college clubs and top-notch service quintets.   His record stands at 1 1 3 wins, 23 losses.
ON THE TRAIL OF TITLESNCAA CHAMPIONS
1939 Oregon
1940 Indiana
1941 Wisconsin
1942 Stanford
1943 Wyoming
1944 Utah
1945 Oklahoma A&M
1946 Oklahoma A&M
1947 Holy Cross
1948 Kentucky
1949 Kentucky
1950 CCNY
1951 Kentucky
1952 Kansas
1953 Indiana
1954 LaSalle
1958 Kentucky
1959 California
1960 Ohio State
1961 Cincinnati
1955 San Francisco
1956 San Francisco
1957 North Carolina
16 TED LENHARDT
Assistant Coach
A former Western Michigan cage star and successful high school coach, 28-year-old Ted Lenhardt joined the Kentucky staff of Coach Adolph Rupp on a full-time basis last July msm   ^mm^^jMKttlBt   after serving for one year as a voluntary gtUB     fflBk assistant.   Lenhardt, who is praised by his
boss as having demonstrated a remarkable insight into the game, takes over a position vacated by Doug Hines. Hines left after one session to become basketball coach at Somerset (Ky.) High.
Coach Lenhardt will assume duties including work with both the varsity and freshman teams, scouting, recruiting and supervision of the study programs of the entire basketball squad.
Prior to becoming connected with the UK basketball program in 1960, Lenhardt had two successful seasons in the high school coaching field in his hometown of Coloma, Mich. He graduated in 1958 from Western Michigan State College.
His playing experience in the game stemmed from high school stardom and two seasons of outstanding play at Western Michigan as a forward before he was sidelined by an injury.
At Kentucky last season, Lenhardt assisted as a scout and part-time coach and picked up his master's degree in athletic administration following a study of coaching methods employed by Baron Rupp.
'BANNER' AND NO. 6
According to tradition, Kentucky's basketballing Wildcats have a pet pattern that they execute the first time they get the ball in a game. The nationally-famous saying attributed to UK Coach Adolph Rupp is "Star Spangled Banner and then No. 6." This stems from Rupp's strategy of running the strategic guard-around play of Kentucky's repetorire and the reason, Rupp explains, is simple: "It tells us immediately if the opposing team is playing a zone defense against us." The basic, guard-around pattern has b