1948–49 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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1948–49 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
1949 Kentucky Wildcats.jpg
NCAA Tournament National Champions
SEC regular season and tournament champions
ConferenceSoutheast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 1
1948–49 record32–2 (13-0 SEC)
Head coachAdolph Rupp
Assistant coachHarry Lancaster
Home arenaAlumni Gymnasium
Seasons

The 1948–49 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 85, Villanova 72
  • Final Four
    • Kentucky 76, Illinois State 47
  • Finals
    • Kentucky 46, Oklahoma 36

[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Player NBA Club
1 Alex Groza New York Knicks
1 Wallace Jones Washington Capitols
2 Ralph Beard Chicago Bulls
5 Cliff Barker Washington Capitols

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Rankings[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1949
  2. ^ "1949 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-03. Retrieved 2012-04-30.