1947–48 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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1947–48 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Conference Southeast Conference
1947–48 record 36–3 ( SEC)
Head coach Adolph Rupp
Assistant coach Harry Lancaster
Home arena Memorial Coliseum

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 Memorial Coliseum.

NCAA tournament[edit]

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


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



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