1987–88 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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1987–88 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
SEC Tournament Champions (vacated)
NCAA Tournament, L 74–80 vs. Villanova
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
1987–88 record27-6, 2[1] wins vacated (13–5 SEC)
Head coachEddie Sutton (3rd season)
Assistant coachJames Dickey
Dwane Casey
Jimmy Dykes
Roger Harden
CaptainWinston Bennett
Ed Davender
Cedric Jenkins
Robert Lock
Richard Madison
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons
1987–88 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Kentucky 13 5   .722     27 6   .818
Auburn 11 7   .611     19 11   .633
Florida 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
LSU 10 8   .556     16 14   .533
Vanderbilt 10 8   .556     20 11   .645
Tennessee 9 9   .500     16 13   .552
Georgia 8 10   .444     20 16   .556
Ole Miss 6 12   .333     13 16   .448
Alabama 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Mississippi State 6 12   .333     14 15   .483
1988 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987-88 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented University of Kentucky in the 1987-88 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Eddie Sutton[2] and the team finished the season with an overall record of 27-6.[3] However, the team forfeited three of their games to finish 25-5.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 28*
No. 5 Hawaii W 86–59 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 1*
No. 5 Cincinnati W 101–77 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 5*
No. 2 vs. No. 5 Indiana
Big Four Classic
W 82–76 OT
 
Indianapolis, IN
December 12*
No. 1 Louisville
Rivalry
W 76–75 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 18*
No. 1 Miami (OH)
UK Invitational Tournament
W 85–71 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 19*
No. 1 UNC-Charlotte
UK Invitational Tournament
W 84–81 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 28*
No. 2 Alaska-Anchorage W 100–58 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 31
No. 2 Vanderbilt W 81–74 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 2
No. 2 vs. Georgia W 84–77 
 
Atlanta, GA
January 6
No. 1 Mississippi State W 93–52 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 9
No. 1 Auburn L 52–53 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 13
No. 5 at Alabama W 63–55 
 
Tuscaloosa, AL
January 16
No. 5 Tennessee W 83–65 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 20
No. 4 Florida L 56–58 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 23
No. 4 at LSU W 76–61 
 
Baton Rouge, LA
January 27
No. 9 at Vanderbilt L 66–83 
 
Nashville, TN
January 31*
No. 9 vs. Notre Dame W 78–69 
 
Louisville, KY
February 3
No. 10 Ole Miss W 94–65 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 6
No. 10 at Mississippi State W 83–59 
 
Starkville, MS
February 10
No. 10 at Auburn W 69–62 
 
Auburn, AL
February 13
No. 10 Alabama W 82–68 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 17
No. 9 at Tennessee L 70–72 
 
Knoxville, TN
February 20
No. 9 at Florida L 76–83 
O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
February 24
No. 12 LSU W 95–69 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 28*
No. 12 No. 10 Syracuse W 62–58 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
March 2
No. 8 Georgia W 80–72 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
March 5
No. 8 at Ole Miss W 78–71 
 
Oxford, MS
March 11*
No. 6 vs. Ole Miss
SEC Tournament
W 82–64 
 
Baton Rouge, LA
March 12*
No. 6 vs. LSU
SEC Tournament
W 86–80 
 
Baton Rouge, LA
March 13*
No. 6 vs. Georgia
SEC Tournament
 62–57 
 
Baton Rouge, LA
March 18*
vs. Southern
NCAA Tournament
 99–84 
 
Cincinnati, OH
March 20*
vs. Maryland
NCAA Tournament
 90–81 
 
Cincinnati, OH
March 24*
vs. Villanova
NCAA Tournament
 74–80 
 
Birmingham, AL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. SE=Southeast.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports-Reference: Forfeits and Vacated Games in College Basketball". Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  2. ^ "1997-1988 Kentucky Wildcats Roster and Stats". Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  3. ^ "1987-1988 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule and Results". Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Sports-Reference: Forfeits and Vacated Games in College Basketball". Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  5. ^ BigBlueHistory.net. Retrieved 2015-Aug-23.