2007–08 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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2007–08 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, L, First Round
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern
2007–08 record 18–13 (12–4 SEC)
Head coach Billy Gillispie
Assistant coach Jeremy Cox
Assistant coach Glynn Cyprien
Assistant coach Tracy Webster
Home arena Rupp Arena
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »

The 2007–08 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Kentucky in the college basketball season of 2007–2008. The team's head coach was Billy Gillispie. It was his 1st year as Kentucky's head coach. The Wildcats play their home games at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

Roster[edit]

2007–08 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 2 Scherbenske, MattMatt Scherbenske Current redshirt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Oak Hill Academy (VA)/Oral Roberts Lexington, Kentucky
G 3 Bradley, RamelRamel Bradley 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Sr IMG Academy Brooklyn, New York
G 5 Jasper, DerrickDerrick Jasper 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 213 lb (97 kg) So Paso Robles Paso Robles, California
G 12 Krebs, MarkMark Krebs 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) So Newport Central Catholic Newport, Kentucky
G 13 Porter, MichaelMichael Porter 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) So Modesto Christian Modesto, California
F 15 Stewart, A.J.A.J. Stewart 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Arlington Country Day Jacksonville, Florida
F 21 Stevenson, PerryPerry Stevenson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Lafayette Lafayette, Louisiana
G 23 Meeks, JodieJodie Meeks 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Norcross Norcross, Georgia
C 25 Williams, MoraykinyoMoraykinyo Williams 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Fr Bishop Ireton Alexandria, Virginia
G 30 Perry, DwightDwight Perry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 187 lb (85 kg) So Southern Durham, North Carolina
G 32 Crawford, JoeJoe Crawford 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Sr Renaissance Detroit, Michigan
F 34 Harris, RamonRamon Harris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) So West Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska
F 42 Coury, MarkMark Coury 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 238 lb (108 kg) So Detroit Country Day Detroit, Michigan
C 43 Carter, JaredJared Carter 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 277 lb (126 kg) Jr Scott County Georgetown, Kentucky
F 54 Patterson, PatrickPatrick Patterson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Huntington Huntington, West Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Patrick Patterson Perry Stevenson
PF Mark Coury A.J. Stewart
SF Ramon Harris Jodie Meeks
SG Joe Crawford Michael Porter Mark Krebs
PG Ramel Bradley Derrick Jasper Dwight Perry

2007 Signees[edit]

2007–08 Schedule and Results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 6, 2007* 8:00 PM Central Arkansas #23 Rupp ArenaLexington, KY ESPNU W 67–40  20,335 1–0
November 7, 2007* 9:00 PM Gardner-Webb #23 Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPNU L 68–84  19,845 1–1
November 21, 2007* 7:00 PM Liberty Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY FSN W 80–54  21,298 2–1
November 24, 2007* 7:00 PM Texas Southern Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY FSN W 83–35  21,445 3–1
November 27, 2007* 7:00 PM Stony Brook Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY FSN South W 62–52  19,269 4–1
December 1, 2007* 2:00 PM #1 North Carolina Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPN2 L 77–86  24,252 4–2
December 8, 2007* 3:45 PM at #15 Indiana Assembly HallBloomington, IN CBS L 51–71  17,410 4–3
December 15, 2007* 2:00 PM UAB Freedom HallLouisville, KY ESPN L 76–79  14,241 4–4
December 18, 2007* 9:00 PM at Houston Hofheinz PavilionHouston, TX ESPN L 69–83  8,517 4–5
December 22, 2007* 1:00 PM Tennessee Tech Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY FSN W 69–47  22,371 5–5
December 29, 2007* 2:00 PM San Diego Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPN L 72–81  23,756 5–6
December 31, 2007* 12:00 PM Florida International Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY FSN W 92–49  19,184 6–6
January 5, 2008* 4:00 PM Louisville Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY
(Battle for the Bluegrass)
CBS L 75–89  24,386 6–7
SEC Regular Season
January 12, 2008 1:30 PM #12 Vanderbilt Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY CBS W 79–73 2OT 23,965 7–7 (1–0)
January 15, 2008 9:00 PM at Mississippi State Humphrey ColiseumStarkville, MS ESPN L 64–69  9,862 7–8 (1–1)
January 19, 2008 9:00 PM at Florida O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL
(ESPN College GameDay)
ESPN L 70–81 OT 12,222 7–9 (1–2)
January 22, 2008 9:00 PM #3 Tennessee Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPN W 72–66  23,443 8–9 (2–2)
January 26, 2008 1:00 PM South Carolina Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY Raycom W 78–70  23,996 9–9 (3–2)
February 2, 2008 1:00 PM at Georgia Stegeman ColiseumAthens, GA CBS W 63–58  10,313 10–9 (4–2)
February 6, 2008 8:00 PM at Auburn Beard-Eaves-Memorial ColiseumAuburn, AL Raycom W 66–63  5,352 11–9 (5–2)
February 9, 2008 12:00 PM Alabama Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY Raycom W 62–52  24,190 12–9 (6–2)
February 12, 2008 9:00 PM at #19 Vanderbilt Memorial GymNashville, TN ESPN L 52–93  14,325 12–10 (6–3)
February 16, 2008 1:00 PM at LSU Maravich CenterBaton Rouge, LA Raycom W 67–63  9,870 13–10 (7–3)
February 19, 2008 9:00 PM Georgia Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPN W 61–55  22,271 14–10 (8–3)
February 23, 2008 2:00 PM Arkansas Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY CBS W 63–58  24,371 15–10 (9–3)
February 27, 2008 8:00 PM Mississippi Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY Raycom W 58–54  23,330 16–10 (10–3)
March 2, 2008 12:00 PM at #1 Tennessee Thompson-Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN CBS L 60–63  21,628 16–11 (10–4)
March 5, 2008 7:00 PM at South Carolina Colonial CenterColumbia, SC Raycom W 71–63  13,324 17–11 (11–4)
March 9, 2008 12:00 PM Florida Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY
(Senior Day)
CBS W 75–70  24,256 18–11 (12–4)
2008 SEC Tournament
March 14, 2008 12:00 vs. Georgia Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA
(SEC Tournament)
Raycom L 60–56 OT 1,458 18–12 (12–4)
2008 NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2008 2:30 vs. #25 (6) Marquette #(11) Honda CenterAnaheim, CA
(NCAA Tournament)
CBS L 74–66  N/A 18–13 (12–4)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll.

Class of 2008 Commitments/Signees[edit]

References[edit]