1979–80 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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1979–80 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
SEC Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, Mideast Regional – Semifinals, L 54–55 vs. Duke
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 4
1979–80 record29–6 (15–3 SEC)
Head coachJoe B. Hall
CaptainKyle Macy
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons

The 1979–80 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Kentucky during the 1979–80 college basketball season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 17*
no, TVS
vs. Duke L 76–82 OT 0–1
Springfield Civic Center 
Springfield, MA
November 30*
no, no
vs. Bradley
Great Alaska Shootout
W 79–58  1–1
 
Anchorage, AK
December 1*
no, no
vs. Alaska
Great Alaska Shootout
W 97–68  2–1
 
Anchorage, AK
December 2*
no, no
vs. Iona
Great Alaska Shootout
W 57–50  3–1
 
Anchorage, AK
December 8*
no, no
Baylor W 80–46  4–1
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 10*
no, no
South Carolina W 126–81  5–1
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 12*
no, no
at Kansas W 57–56  6–1
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
December 15*
no, no
Indiana
Indiana–Kentucky basketball rivalry
W 69–58  7–1
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 17
no, no
at Georgia W 95–69  8–1
(1–0)
 
Atlanta, GA
December 21*
no, no
California
UK Invitation Tournament
W 78–52  9–1
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 22*
no, no
Purdue
UK Invitation Tournament • Final
W 61–60  10–1
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 29*
no, no
vs. Notre Dame W 86–80  11–1
 
Louisville, KY
January 2
no, no
Auburn W 67–65  12–1
(2–0)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 5
no, no
at Tennessee L 47–49  12–2
(2–1)
 
Knoxville, TN
January 9
no, no
at Ole Miss W 79–73  13–2
(3–1)
 
Oxford, MS
January 12
no, no
Alabama L 64–78  13–3
(3–2)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 17
no, no
at Florida W 76–63  14–3
(4–2)
 
Gainesville, FL
January 19
no, no
Vanderbilt W 106–90  15–3
(5–2)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 23
no, no
at Mississippi State W 89–67  16–3
(6–2)
 
Starkville, MS
January 26
no, no
Georgia W 56–49  17–3
(7–2)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 28
no, no
LSU L 60–65  17–4
(7–3)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 30
no, no
at Auburn W 64–62  18–4
(8–3)
 
Auburn, AL
February 2
no, no
Tennessee W 83–75  19–4
(9–3)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 6
no, no
Ole Miss W 86–72  20–4
(10–3)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 9
no, no
at Alabama W 72–63  21–4
(11–3)
 
Tuscaloosa, AL
February 13
no, no
Florida W 95–70  22–4
(12–3)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 15
no, no
Vanderbilt W 91–73  23–4
(13–3)
 
Nashville, TN
February 17*
no, no
at UNLV W 74–69  24–4
 
Las Vegas, NV
February 20
no, no
Mississippi State W 71–65  25–4
(14–3)
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 24
no, no
at LSU W 76–74  26–4
(15–3)
 
Baton Rouge, LA
February 28*
no, no
vs. Auburn
SEC Tournament • Quarterfinals
W 69–61  27–4
 
Birmingham, AL
February 29*
no, no
vs. Ole Miss
SEC Tournament • Semifinals
W 70–67  28–4
 
Birmingham, AL
March 1*
no, no
vs. LSU
SEC Tournament • Final
L 78–80  28–5
 
Birmingham, AL
March 8*
no, no
vs. Florida State
NCAA Tournament • First Round
W 97–78  29–5
 
Bowling Green, KY
March 13*
no, no
vs. Duke
NCAA Tournament • Second Round
L 54–55  29–6
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Results". Archived from the original on 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2012-12-26.