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CONTENTS
Page
Opponent Roster .................................................................................. 5
Memorial Coliseum ................................................................................ 6
Kentucky Coaches ................................................................................ 7
Scorecards ........................................................................................ 8 & 9
Review of 1953-54 .............................................................................. 10
Kentucky Roster .................................................................................... ' '
Kentucky Freshman Schedule and Roster .............................................. 1 5 wildcat tipoff
Official Kentucky Basketball Program
Published by U.K. Athletics Association
B. A. SHIVELY, Athletic Director KEN KUHN, Sports Publicity Editor
Mid-West Preliminary Round
NCAA TOURNAMENT
Tuesday, March 8  Memorial Coliseum
2 GAMES  7:30 AND 9:30 P.M.
Tickets on sale now through the mail and at the UK Athletics Ticket Office Kemucky Cage Chief Adolph Frederick Rjpp poses amidst some of the "hardware" won by the Wildcats during his 25-year tenure as a maker of champions. Among the many awards represented by the trophies are 13 Southeastern Conference Tournament championships, three NCAA Tournament titles, an NIT first, Olympic Trials championship, and five National Champion designations by Helms Athletic Foundation.
Tonight's game climaxes (but possibly does not complete) Coach Rupp's Silver Anniversary season as basketball coach at the University of Kentucky.
It has been a long and sometimes rocky road since May 22, 1930, but the famed "Man In The Brown Suit" can look back on an honor-studded career that has seen his Wildcats rise to the pinnacle of a perennial power in the basketball world and his own name heralded to the four corners of the globe.
Rupp's Raiders, going into tonight's game, have won 517 and lost only 84 for a winning average of better than 86 percent and this stamps their coach as the game's greatest victory producer of all time and deserving of the finest tribute that can be paid to one who is due so much.
page four Left to rightLewis Neyland, J. D. Byington, Herman Thompson, Bill Cate, Bob Gipe, Captain Ed Wiener, Carl Widseth, Kyle Testerman, Bill Hall, Dick Kellar, Bill Lovelace.  Not pictured is Bill Jarvis.
TENNESSEE ROSTER
No.	Name Pos.	Class	Age	Ht.	Wt.	Hometown
11	Tom Tracy (g)	Jr.	20	5'9"	185	Birmingham, Mich.
12	Bill Lovelace (g)	Sr.	21	6'1"	177	Knoxville, Tenn.
13	Bill Hall (g)	Sr.	21	6'	165	Knoxville, Tenn.
15	Herman Thompson (g)	Soph.	19	5'11"	150	Alcoa, Tenn.
16	Bob Gipe (f)	Soph.	19	6'5"	188	Kingsport, Tenn.
17	Lewis Neyland (f)	Jr.	20	6'3"	165	Knoxville, Tenn.
18	Bill Cate (g)	Soph.	19	6'3"	180	Cleveland, Tenn.
19	Ed Wiener (f)	Sr.	21	6'3"	185	Brooklyn, N. Y.
21	Carl Widseth (c)	Jr.	20	6'3"	180	Minneapolis, Minn.
22	J. D. Byington (f-c)	Sr.	22	6'6"	190	Knoxville, Tenn.
24	Bill Jarvis (c)	Sr.	21	6'8"	210	Greensboro, N. C.
25	Dick Kellar (f)	Jr.	21	6'3"	179	Kokomo, Ind.
COACHEmmett Lowery CAPTAINEd Wiener (19)
page five MEMORIAL COLISEUM
Only a little more than a quarter century ago, the UnivtVt'ity 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 Donovrn 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 sucl strides that even this splendid arena may someday be outgrown.
page six ADOLPH RUPP
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 1954 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 Ail-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!
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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 ones they are in the Kentucky stable. He also handles the gruel'mg 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 graduate of Georgetown College, came to Kentucky in 1942. A high-came in the summer of 1951 when he served the U. S. State Depart -a consultant to the Greek Basketball Federation.
page seven TENNESSEE'S SCORECARD
VOLUNTEERS	FG	FT	PF	TP
17 Neyland, Lewis (f)				
19 Wiener, Ed (f)		/Iff	11/	
21 Widseth, Carl (c)		/!/>	< f I- m	
12 Lovelace, Bill (g)	IF 		=- w M-	
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18 Cate, Bill (g)				
22 Byington, J. D. (f-c)				
24 Jarvis, Bill (c)				
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(Complete Roster on Page 5)
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page eight KENTUCKY'S SCORECARD
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WILDCATS	FG		FT	PF	TP
22 Bird, Jerry (f-c)	J 1 1 1		Hi-	/	
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50 Burrow, Bob (c) g0i,			nfl		
20 Rose, Goyle (g)	r	mill	Hll	w	
42 Evans, Bill (g-f)         ?1 v			mini.	af-f-- it	
10 Chandler, Dan (g)					
40 Adkins, Earl (f-g)					
55 Mills, Ray (f)			i/i	f\	
60 Calvert, Gerry (g) >y		i	5	1	
77 Hurst, Harold (c)			iii(-	/	
88 Corum, Paul (g)	r				
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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
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Duke .....................	.......... 85	69
LaSalle ...................	.......... 73	60
	........... 74	59
	........... 77	71
Georgia Tech .........	...........105	53
DePaul ...................	........... 81	63
	........... 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
Louisiana
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63
Opp. 63
48 55 68 55
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64 79 43
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page ten FRONT ROW (left to right)Coach Adolph Rupp, Paul Corum, Gayle Rose, Bill Evans, Gerry Calvert, Dan Chandler, and Asst. Coach Harry Lancaster. BACK ROWTrainer John Payne, Earl Adkins, Ray Mills, Jerry Bird, Bob Burrow, Phil Grawemeyer, Harold Hurst, John Brewer, and Manager Bill Surface.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ROSTER
No.      Name Pos.	Class	Age	Ht.	Wt.	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.
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.
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 	THE	RUPP	ERA	
		1930-54		
Season	Kentucky	Opponents	Percent	Cha-npionship
1930-31	...................... 15	3	.833	
1931-32	...................... 15	f '	.882	
1932-33	...................... 20	3	.870	SEC
1933-34	...................... 15	1	.938	
1934-35	...................... 19	2	.905	
1935-36	...................... 15	6	.714	
1936-37	...................... 17	5	.774	SEC
1937-38	...................... 13	5	.722	
1938-39	...................... 16	4	.800	SEC
1939-40	...................... 15	6	.714	Sugar Bowl, SEC
1940-41	...................... 17	8	.680	
1941-42	...................... 19	6	.760	SEC
1942-43	...................... 18	5	.783	
1943-44	...................... 19	2	.905	SEC
1944-45	...................... 22	4	.846	SEC
1945-46	...................... 28	2	.933	SEC, NIT
1946-47	...................... 34	3	.918	SEC
1947-48	...................... 36	3	.923	SEC, NCAA,
				Olympics
1948-49	...................... 32	2	.941	SEC, NCAA
1949-50	...................... 25	5	.833	Sugar Bowl, SEC
1950-51	...................... 32	2	.941	SEC, NCAA
1951-52	...................... 29	3	.906	SEC
1952-53		(No schedu	le played)	
1953-54	...................... 25	0	1.000	UKIT, SEC,
				National
24-Year	Total 496	82	.858	
Total Points  Kentucky 33,183; Opponents 22,665				
Game Average  Kentucky 57.6; Opponents 39.2
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1954-55 KENTUCKY VARSITY BASKETBALL STATISTICS
(Twenty-three Games  Won 21, Lost 2)
REB.
Name  Pos.       G.    FGA   FG     PCT.   FTA   FT    PCT.   REB.   AV.     PF    TP AV.
Burrow, C ......         23    414    173    .418    134      84    .627    407    17.7      57    430 18.7
Evans, G ........          23   322    117   .363    100     73   .730    191      8.3     65   307 13.4
Grawemeyer,'F 20   303    104   .343     74     52   .703   270    13.5     63   260 13.0
Bird,  F ..........             23    280    105    .375     67     36    .537    248    10.8      58    246 10.7
Rose, G ..........            21    138     47   .341      65     36   .554     52     2.5     56    130 6.2
Brewer, F ......         15     72     28   .389     15     1 1    .733     45     3.0     23     67 4.5
Mills, C ..........            20     79     20   .2=3     31      17   .548     83     4.2     23     57 2.9
Adkins, G ......         12     60      19   .3.7     17     10   .588     23      1.9     17     48 4.0
Calvert, G ......         13     25       8   .32J     18       9   .500     14     1.1      13     25 1.9
Corum, G ......           7       6       4   .666       4       2   .500       4       .6       2     10 1.4
Chandler, G ....   4       2       1    .503       4       1    .250       2       .5       4       3 .8
Hurst, C ........            2       1        1  1.000       0       0   .000       1       .5       1       2 1.0
Others ............ 161      52_62     39_79_47 143
Kentucky
Totals ........            23  1863    679    .365    591    370    .629  1495* 65.0   329 1728 75.1
All Opps.
Totals ........           23 1515   461    .304   730   467   .639   977   42.5   352 1389 60.4
1 InjuredLost for season.
* Includes Team Rebounds. Average Scoring Margin14.7
CURRENT  SEASON'S  SINGLE-GAME   RECORDS    INDIVIDUAL HIGHS _Player_Opponent       Date No._
Total Points Scored        Burrow_Vanderbilt    Feb. 21    31    (FG: 12; FT: 7)
Field Goals Scored Grawemeyer    L.S.U. Dec.   4    12   (No. Atts: 32)
Burrow Temple        Dec. 18    12   (No. Atts: 30)
Burrow Miss. Feb.   5    12   No. Atts: 23)
_Burrow_Vanderbilt    Feb. 21    12   (No. Atts: 20)_
Free Throws Scored_Grawemeyer    Florida_Feb.   3    12    (No. Atts: 12)_
Free Throws Attempted Grawemeyer    Florida         Feb.  3    12   (No. by Team: 33)
__Burrow_DePaul        Jan. 10    12   (No. by Team: 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 .............................................................. Home
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. 12Armed Forces All-Stars ................................................................ Owensboro
Feb. 14Xavier Frosh ........................................................................................ Home
Feb.  16Sue Bennett Jr. College ...................................................................... London
Feb. 21Cumberland Jr. College ........................................................................ Home
Feb. 23Ashland Jr. College .......................................................................... Ashland
KENTUCKY FRESHMEN BASKETBALL ROSTER
No.	Name Pos.	Age	Ht.	Wt.	Hometown
7	Hatton, Vernon (g)	18	6'4"	190	Lexington, Ky.
20	Butcher, John (g)	18	5'11"	160	Pikeville, Ky.
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	67"	200	Ft. Valley, Ga.
66	Johnson, Phil (f)	18	6'5"	185	Lexington, Ky.
COACHHarry C. Lancaster (Georgetown '32) CAPTAINEd Beck
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