1947–48 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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1947–48 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
1948 Kentucky Wildcats.jpg
NCAA Tournament National Champions
SEC regular season and tournament champions
ConferenceSoutheast Conference
1947–48 record36–3 (9-0 SEC)
Head coachAdolph Rupp
Assistant coachHarry Lancaster
Home arenaAlumni Gymnasium
Seasons

The 1947–48 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented University of Kentucky. The head coach was Adolph Rupp. The team was a member of the Southeast Conference and played their home games at Alumni Gymnasium.

NCAA tournament[edit]

  • East
    • Kentucky 76, Columbia 53
  • Final Four
    • Kentucky 60, Holy Cross 52
  • Championship
    • Kentucky 58, Baylor 42

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Awards and honors[edit]

The 1948-49 Kentucky Wildcats won the National Championship. It was UK's first Title.

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Player NBA Club
Joe Holland Baltimore Bullets
Ken Rollins Fort Wayne Pistons
Jack Parkinson Washington Capitols

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1948
  2. ^ "1948 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-04-07.