1976–77 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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1976–77 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
SEC Champions
NCAA Tournament, Regional Final, L 72–79 vs. North Carolina
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
1976–77 record26–4 (16–2 SEC)
Head coachJoe B. Hall
CaptainMerion Haskins
Larry Johnson
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons

The 1976-77 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented University of Kentucky in the 1976-77 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was the first season Kentucky played in Rupp Arena.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
November 27, 1976*
No. 6 Wisconsin W 72–64 
                    
 
December 2, 1976*
No. 5 TCU W 103–53 
                    
 
December 6, 1976*
No. 5 at No. 4 Indiana W 66–51 
                    
 
December 11, 1976*
No. 4 Kansas W 90–63 
                    
 
December 13, 1976*
No. 4 at South Carolina W 98–67 
                    
 
December 17, 1976*
No. 3 Bowling Green
UK Invitation Tournament
W 77–59 
                    
 
December 18, 1976*
No. 3 Utah
UK Invitation Tournament
L 68–70 
                    
 
December 30, 1976*
No. 6 vs. No. 2 Notre Dame W 102–78 
                  Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
January 3, 1977
No. 6 Georgia W 64–59 OT
                    
 
January 8, 1977
No. 3 at Vanderbilt W 64–62 
                    
 
January 12, 1977
No. 2 Tennessee L 67–71 OT
                    
 
January 15, 1977
No. 2 at Auburn W 75–68 
                    
 
January 17, 1977
No. 2 at Florida W 73–71 
                    
 
January 22, 1977
No. 6 LSU W 87–72 
                    
 
January 24, 1977
No. 6 Ole Miss W 100–73 
                    
 
January 29, 1977
No. 6 at No. 3 Alabama W 87–85 
                    
 
January 31, 1977
No. 6 at Mississippi St W 92–85 
                    
 
February 5, 1977
No. 3 Vanderbilt W 113–73 
                    
 
February 7, 1977*
No. 3 vs. Florida St W 97–57 
                  Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
February 12, 1977
No. 3 Auburn W 89–82 
                    
 
February 14, 1977
No. 3 Florida W 104–78 
                    
 
February 19, 1977
No. 2 at LSU W 90–76 
                    
 
February 21, 1977
No. 2 at Ole Miss W 81–69 
                    
 
February 26, 1977
No. 2 No. 8 Alabama W 85–70 
                    
 
February 28, 1977
No. 2 Mississippi St W 77–64 
                    
 
March 5, 1977
No. 2 at No. 11 Tennessee L 79–81 
                    
 
March 7, 1977
No. 2 Georgia W 72–54 
                    
 
March 12, 1977*
vs. Princeton
NCAA Tournament • First Round
W 72–58 
                  The Palestra 
Philadelphia, PA
March 17, 1977*
vs. VMI
NCAA Tournament • East Regional Semifinal
W 93–78 
                  Cole Field House 
College Park, MD
March 19, 1977*
vs. North Carolina
NCAA Tournament • East Regional Final
L 72–79 
                  Cole Field House 
College Park, MD
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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