1986–87 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1986–87 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
NCAA Tournament, First Round, L 77–91 vs. Ohio State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1986–87 record18–11 (10–8 SEC)
Head coachEddie Sutton
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons

The 1986-87 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented University of Kentucky in the 1986-87 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Eddie Sutton[1] and the team finished the season with an overall record of 18-11.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
November 29*
No. 11 Austin Peay W 71–69 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 2*
No. 11 Texas Tech W 66–60 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 6*
No. 13 at No. 3 Indiana L 66–71 
                   
Bloomington, IN
December 13*
No. 19 Lamar W 71–56 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 19*
No. 19 Iona
UK Invitation Tournament
W 75–59 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 20*
No. 18 Boston University
UK Invitation Tournament
W 81–69 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 27*
No. 18 at Louisville W 85–51 
                   
Louisville, KY
December 30
No. 11 vs. Georgia L 65–69 
                   
Louisville, KY
January 3
No. 11 at No. 5 Auburn W 63–60 
                   
Auburn, AL
January 7
No. 9 Alabama L 55–69 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 10
No. 9 at Tennessee L 68–75 
                   
Knoxville, TN
January 12
No. 9 at Mississippi State W 57–49 
                   
Starkville, MS
January 14
Florida W 67–62 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 18
LSU L 41–76 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 21
at Vanderbilt W 71–65 
                   
Nashville, TN
January 25*
No. 18 Navy W 80–69 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 28
at Ole Miss L 65–76 
                   
Oxford, MS
January 31
Mississippi State W 50–36 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 4
No. 20 Auburn W 75–71 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 7
at No. 9 Alabama W 70–69 
                   
Tuscaloosa, AL
February 11
Tennessee W 91–84 OT
 26  Chapman   7  Jenkins   6  Davender  Rupp Arena (23,002)
Lexington, KY
February 14
at No. 19 Florida L 56–74 
                   
Gainesville, FL
February 19
Vanderbilt W 65–54 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 21
at LSU L 52–65 
                   
Baton Rouge, LA
February 25
at Georgia L 71–79 
                   
Athens, GA
February 28
Ole Miss W 64–63 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
March 1*
No. 12 Oklahoma W 75–74 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
March 6*
vs. Auburn
SEC Tournament
L 72–79 
 17  Tie   6  Madison   4  Chapman  The Omni (13,279)
Atlanta, GA
March 13*
 JP
(SE8) vs. (SE9) Ohio State
NCAA Tournament
L 77–91  18–11
 23  Davender   5  Lock   5  Davender  The Omni (15,128)
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. SE=Southeast.

[3]

Roster[edit]

1986–87 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 14 Paul Andrews (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Laurel County London, KY
F 25 Winston Bennett Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Male Louisville, KY
G 10 James Blackmon (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Marion Marion, IN
G 20 Steve Bruce 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Woodford County Versailles, KY
G 3 Rex Chapman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Apollo Owensboro, KY
G 15 Ed Davender 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Boys and Girls Brooklyn, NY
F 55 Cedric Jenkins 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Terrell County Dawson, GA
C 44 Rob Lock 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Reedley Reedley, CA
F 42 Richard Madison 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Northside Memphis, TN
G 4 Derrick Miller 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Baptist Bible Savannah, GA
C 50 Mike Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Greenup County South Shore, KY
G 21 Terry Shigg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Central Rapid City, SD
F 30 Irving Thomas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Carol City Miami, FL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2016-01-10

Season summary[edit]

  • Feb. 11 vs. Tennessee: Kentucky rallied from 10 down with 1:13 left in the game. Rex Chapman hit a running 12-footer over Tennessee's Doug Roth with three seconds left to force overtime, where the Wildcats eventually won.[4]

Awards[edit]

Rex Chapman

  • 1st Team All-SEC (Coaches)
  • 2nd Team All-SEC (AP, UPI)
  • Freshman All-SEC

Ed Davender

  • 2nd Team All-SEC (UPI)
  • 3rd Team All-SEC (AP)

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986-1987 Kentucky Wildcats Roster and Stats". Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ "1986-1987 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule and Results". Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ BigBlueHistory.net. Retrieved 2016-Jan-10.
  4. ^ 50 Greatest UK Basketball Wins of All Time: 50–41. Retrieved 2019-Jan-08.
  5. ^ BigBlueHistory.net. Retrieved 2016-Jan-10.