1950–51 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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1950–51 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
SEC Conference Regular season champions
Conference Southeast Conference
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1950–51 record 32–2 (14–0 SEC)
Head coach Adolph Rupp
Assistant coach Harry Lancaster
Home arena Memorial Coliseum

The 1950–51 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. Two members of this team eventually returned to Kentucky as Athletic Director: Cliff Hagan from 1975 to 1988, and Charles Newton from 1989 to 2000.

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • Mideast
    • Kentucky 79, Louisville 68
    • Kentucky 59, St. John's, New York 43
  • Final Four
    • Kentucky 76, Illinois 74
    • Kentucky 68, Kansas State 58


Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]