2001–02 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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2001–02 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 16
2001–02 record22–10 (10–6 SEC)
Head coach
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons
2001–02 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 15 Florida 10 6   .625     22 9   .710
No. 16 Kentucky 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
No. 23 Georgia 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Tennessee 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
South Carolina 6 10   .375     22 15   .595
Vanderbilt 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
West
No. 8 Alabama 12 4   .750     27 8   .771
No. 17 Mississippi State 10 6   .625     27 8   .771
Mississippi 9 7   .563     20 11   .645
LSU 6 10   .375     19 15   .559
Arkansas 6 10   .375     14 15   .483
Auburn 4 12   .250     12 16   .429
2002 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001–02 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented University of Kentucky in the 2001-02 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Tubby Smith[1] and the team finished the season with an overall record of 22–10.[2]

Previous season[edit]

The Wildcats finished the 2000–01 season 24–10, 12–4 in SEC play to finish first in the SEC East. In the SEC Tournament, the Wildcats defeated South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball in the quarterfinals, Arkansas in the semifinals, and Ole Miss in the SEC Championship Game.. As a result, the Wildcats received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As the No. 2 seed in the East region, they defeated No. 15 Holy Cross and No. 7 Iowa to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. There, they lost to No. 6-seeded USC.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason left
Saul Smith 11 Guard 6'2" 175 Senior Athens, GA Graduated
Todd Tackett 12 Guard 6'2" 176 Junior Paintsville, KY Left team

Roster[edit]

2001–02 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 00 Adam Chiles 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Ballard Louisville, Kentucky
G 1 Cliff Hawkins 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Oak Hill Academy (VA) Dumfries, Virginia
G 2 Rashaad Carruth 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Oak Hill Academy (VA) College Park, Georgia
G 3 J. P. Blevins 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Sr Metcalfe County Edmonton, Kentucky
G 4 Gerald Fitch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Westside Macon, Georgia
G 5 Josh Carrier 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Bowling Green Bowling Green, Kentucky
G 10 Keith Bogans 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Jr DeMatha Washington D.C.
F 14 Erik Daniels 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Princeton Cincinnati, Ohio
G 15 Matt Heissenbuttel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Lexington Catholic Lexington, Kentucky
F 21 Tayshaun Prince 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Sr Dominguez Compton, California
F 24 Marvin Stone 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 268 lb (122 kg) Jr Grissom Huntsville, Alabama
F 33 Cory Sears 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Hargrave (VA) Corbin, Kentucky
F 40 Jules Camara 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Jr Oak Hill Academy (VA) Dakar, Senegal
F 42 Jason Parker Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) So Fork Union (VA) Charlotte, North Carolina
F 44 Chuck Hayes 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Modesto Christian Modesto, California
F 50 Marquis Estill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Jr Madison Central Richmond, Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: March 5, 2014

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 6, 2001*
7:30 pm
No. 4 Nike Elite W 107–80 
 19  Bogans   13  Hayes   4  Tied  Rupp Arena (16,361)
Lexington, KY
November 11, 2001*
7:30 pm
No. 4 Athletes in Action W 88–83 OT
 19  Prince   7  Bogans   3  Bogans  Rupp Arena (16,036)
Lexington, KY
Regular Season
November 15, 2001*
8:00 pm, Fox Sports Ohio
No. 4 Western Kentucky
NABC Classic
L 52–64  0–1
 12  Tied   8  Bogans   2  Hawkins  Rupp Arena (21,104)
Lexington, KY
November 16, 2001*
6:00 pm, Fox Sports Ohio
No. 4 Marshall
NABC Classic
W 90–73  1–1
 22  Bogans   10  Hayes   5  Bogans  Rupp Arena (16,193)
Lexington, KY
November 24, 2001*
8:00 pm, UKTV
No. 10 Morehead State W 90–73  2–1
 23  Prince   7  Stone   6  Bogans  Rupp Arena (19,774)
Lexington, KY
November 28, 2001*
8:00 pm, UKTV
No. 13 Kent State W 82–68  3–1
 19  Tied   6  Tied   6  Hawkins  Firstar Center (10,352)
Cincinnati, OH
December 5, 2001*
7:30 pm, UKTV
No. 10 VMI W 99–57  4–1
 21  Prince   10  Prince   3  Tied  Rupp Arena (18,077)
Lexington, KY
December 8, 2001*
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 11 North Carolina W 79–59  5–1
 31  Prince   11  Prince   4  Prince  Rupp Arena (23,153)
Lexington, KY
December 15, 2001*
1:00 pm, UKTV
No. 9 Kentucky State W 118–63  6–1
 21  Estill   7  Estill   8  Hawkins  Rupp Arena (18,500)
Lexington, KY
December 18, 2001*
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 7 vs. No. 1 Duke
Jimmy V Classic
L 92–95 OT 6–2
 19  Carruth   11  Camara   3  Tied  Continental Airlines Arena (18,500)
East Rutherford, NJ
December 22, 2001*
5:00 pm, CBS
No. 7 vs. Indiana W 66–52  7–2
 17  Tied   11  Prince   5  Hawkins  RCA Dome (29,379)
Indianapolis, IN
December 29, 2001*
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 6 Louisville
Battle for the Bluegrass
W 82–62  8–2
 18  Prince   9  Prince   5  Hawkins  Rupp Arena (24,330)
Lexington, KY
January 2, 2002*
8:00 pm, UKTV
No. 6 Tulane W 101–67  9–2
 22  Prince   10  Fitch   5  Hawkins  Freedom Hall (16,011)
Louisville, KY
January 5, 2002
2:00 pm, JP Sports
No. 6 at Mississippi State L 69–74  9–3
(0–1)
 18  Prince   8  Fitch   10  Hawkins  Humphrey Coliseum (9,347)
Starkville, MS
January 9, 2002
7:00 pm, JP Sports
No. 8 Georgia L 84–88  9–4
(0–2)
 16  Camara   6  Tied   5  Hawkins  Rupp Arena (21,707)
Lexington, KY
January 12, 2002
1:00 pm, JP Sports
No. 8 at South Carolina W 51–50  10–4
(1–2)
 11  Fitch   8  Estill   4  Chiles  Frank McGuire Arena (12,097)
Columbia, SC
January 15, 2002
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 Ole Miss W 87–64  11–4
(2–2)
 19  Prince   11  Fitch   6  Hawkins  Rupp Arena (20,540)
Lexington, KY
January 19, 2002*
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 12 at Notre Dame W 72–65  12–4
(2–2)
 23  Bogans   5  Tied   6  Hawkins  Joyce Center (11,418)
South Bend, IN
January 22, 2002
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 at Auburn W 69–62  13–4
(3–2)
 21  Estill   8  Daniels   4  Bogans  Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum (10,500)
Auburn, AL
January 26, 2002
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 No. 14 Alabama L 61–64  13–5
(3–3)
 14  Prince   8  Fitch   3  Hawkins  Rupp Arena (23,544)
Lexington, KY
January 29, 2002
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 10 at No. 5 Florida W 69–62  14–5
(4–3)
 20  Bogans   10  Prince   4  Bogans  O'Connell Center (12,212)
Gainesville, FL
February 2, 2002
1:00 pm, JP Sports
No. 8 South Carolina W 91–74  15–5
(5–3)
 17  Fitch   9  Fitch   3  Tied  Rupp Arena (21,731)
Lexington, KY
February 6, 2002
8:00 pm, JP Sports
No. 7 at Tennessee L 74–76 OT 15–6
(5–4)
 22  Prince   7  Tied   4  Hawkins  Thompson-Boling Arena (17,260)
Knoxville, TN
February 9, 2002
1:00 pm, JP Sports
No. 7 at LSU W 68–56  16–6
(6–4)
 18  Prince   8  Fitch   9  Hawkins  Maravich Center (8,549)
Baton Rouge, LA
February 13, 2002
7:00 pm, JP Sports
No. 10 Vanderbilt W 67–59  17–6
(7–4)
 20  Prince   7  Estill   3  Tied  Rupp Arena (20,173)
Lexington, KY
February 16, 2002
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 10 at No. 21 Georgia L 69–78  17–7
(7–5)
 17  Tied   7  Estill   5  Bogans  Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Athens, GA
February 19, 2002
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 Tennessee W 64–61  18–7
(8–5)
 17  Camara   8  Camara   3  Hawkins  Rupp Arena (20,662)
Lexington, KY
February 23, 2002
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 12 Arkansas W 71–58  19–7
(9–5)
 16  Prince   10  Prince   5  Hawkins  Rupp Arena (22,109)
Lexington, KY
February 27, 2002
8:00 pm, JP Sports
No. 11 at Vanderbilt L 73–86  19–8
(9–6)
 24  Prince   9  Camara   6  Hawkins  Memorial Gymnasium (14,168)
Nashville
March 2, 2002
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 11 No. 8 Florida W 70–67  20–8
(10–6)
 13  Prince   7  Camara   2  Tied  Rupp Arena (23,606)
Lexington, KY
SEC Tournament
March 8, 2002
9:45 pm, JP Sports
(2 E) No. 12 vs. (6 E) South Carolina
SEC Tournament Quarterfinals
L 57–70  20–9
 13  Bogans   13  Hayes   2  Tied  Georgia Dome (22,508)
Atlanta, GA
NCAA Tournament
March 14, 2002*
12:25 pm, CBS
(4 E) No. 16 vs. (13 E) Valparaiso
First Round
W 83–68  21–9
 21  Bogans   6  Bogans   4  Hawkins  Edward Jones Dome (25,251)
St. Louis, MO
March 16, 2002*
5:30 pm, CBS
(4 E) No. 16 vs. (12 E) Tulsa
Second Round
W 87–82  22–9
 41  Prince   9  Prince   4  Tied  Edward Jones Dome (31,484)
St. Louis, MO
March 22, 2002*
9:55 pm, CBS
(4 E) No. 16 vs. (1 E) No. 4 Maryland
Sweet Sixteen
L 68–78  22–10
 17  Prince   8  Camara   7  Hawkins  Carrier Dome (29,633)
Syracuse, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001-2002 Kentucky Wildcats Roster and Stats". Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. ^ "2001-2002 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule and Results". Retrieved 14 October 2013.