2002–03 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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2002–03 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
SEC regular season
and Tournament champions
ConferenceSoutheast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 1
2002–03 record32–4 (16–0 SEC)
Head coachTubby Smith
Assistant coachDavid Hobbs
Assistant coachScott Rigot
Assistant coachReggie Hanson
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons

The 2002–03 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented University of Kentucky. The head coach was Tubby Smith, who was in his sixth season as the Wildcats head coach. For the program, it was the 100th season of Kentucky Wildcats basketball. The team was a member of the Southeast Conference and played their home games at Rupp Arena.

Roster[edit]

2002–03 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Cliff Hawkins 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Oak Hill Academy (VA) Dumfries, Virginia
G 2 Ravi Moss 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr University Heights Hopkinsville, Kentucky
G 3 Brandon Stockton 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Glasgow Glasgow, Kentucky
G 4 Gerald Fitch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Westside Macon, Georgia
G 5 Josh Carrier 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Bowling Green Bowling Green, Kentucky
G 10 Keith Bogans 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Sr DeMatha Washington D.C.
G 11 Preston LeMaster 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Bourbon County Paris, Kentucky
F 12 Bernard Cote 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Champlain-St. Lambert St. Lambert, Quebec
F 14 Erik Daniels 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Princeton Cincinnati, Ohio
G 15 Matt Heissenbuttel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Lexington Catholic Lexington, Kentucky
F 24 Kelenna Azubuike 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Victory Christian Tulsa, Oklahoma
G 33 Antwain Barbour 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Kentucky
F 40 Jules Camara 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Sr Oak Hill Academy (VA) Dakar, Senegal
F 44 Chuck Hayes 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Modesto Christian Modesto, California
F 50 Marquis Estill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Sr Madison Central Richmond, Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: April 5, 2013

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 25, 2002*
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 17 vs. Arizona State
Maui Invitational
W 82–65  1–0
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Maui, HI
November 26, 2002*
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 vs. Virginia
Maui Invitational
L 61–75  1–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Maui, HI
November 27, 2002*
6:30 PM, ESPN
No. 15 vs. No. 20 Gonzaga
Maui Invitational
W 80–72  2–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Maui, HI
December 3, 2002*
8:00 PM, UKTV
No. 18 High Point W 84–64  3–1
Rupp Arena (17,038)
Lexington, KY
December 7, 2002*
2:00 PM, ESPN
No. 18 at No. 12 North Carolina W 98–81  4–1
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 10, 2002*
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 at Tulane W 76–60  5–1
New Orleans Arena (5,216)
New Orleans, LA
December 14, 2002*
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 12 No. 21 Michigan State L 67–71  5–2
Rupp Arena (23,145)
Lexington, KY
December 21, 2002*
5:00 PM, CBS
No. 16 vs. No. 6 Indiana W 70–64  6–2
Freedom Hall (20,053)
Louisville, KY
December 28, 2002*
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 14 at Louisville L 63–81  6–3
Freedom Hall (20,061)
Louisville, KY
December 30, 2002*
8:00 PM, UKTV
No. 14 Tennessee State W 115–87  7–3
Rupp Arena (22,052)
Lexington, KY
January 2, 2003*
7:30 PM, UKTV
No. 20 Alcorn State W 94–63  8–3
Rupp Arena (20,000)
Lexington, KY
January 4, 2003*
4:00 PM, UKTV
No. 20 vs. Ohio W 83–75  9–3
US Bank Arena (14,506)
Cincinnati, OH
Non-Conference Regular Season
January 8, 2003
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 18 at Tennessee W 74–71  10–3
(1–0)
Thompson-Boling Arena (17,273)
Knoxville, TN
January 11, 2003
7:00 PM, FSS
No. 18 South Carolina W 62–55  11–3
(2–0)
Rupp Arena (23,510)
Lexington, KY
January 14, 2003
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 16 at Vanderbilt W 74–52  12–3
(3–0)
Memorial Gymnasium (14,168)
Nashville, TN
January 18, 2003*
2:00 PM, CBS
No. 16 No. 10 Notre Dame W 88–73  13–3
Rupp Arena (22,778)
Lexington, KY
January 22, 2003
7:00 PM, FSS
No. 8 No. 24 Auburn W 67–51  14–3
(4–0)
Rupp Arena (21,554)
Lexington, KY
January 25, 2003
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 8 at No. 15 Alabama W 63–46  15–3
(5–0)
Coleman Coliseum (15,316)
Tuscaloosa, AL
February 1, 2003
1:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 7 at South Carolina W 87–69  16–3
(6–0)
Carolina Center (14,922)
Columbia, SC
February 4, 2003
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 No. 1 Florida W 70–55  17–3
(7–0)
Rupp Arena (24,459)
Lexington, KY
February 8, 2003
3:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 6 at Ole Miss W 80–62  18–3
(8–0)
Tad Smith Coliseum (8,878)
Oxford, MS
February 11, 2003
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 No. 20 Georgia W 87–67  19–3
(9–0)
Rupp Arena (23,165)
Lexington, KY
February 15, 2003
1:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 3 LSU W 68–57  20–3
(10–0)
Rupp Arena (22,483)
Lexington, KY
February 23, 2003
2:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 3 at Arkansas W 66–50  21–3
(11–0)
Bud Walton Arena (18,813)
Fayetteville, AR
February 23, 2003
2:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 No. 19 Mississippi State W 70–62  22–3
(12–0)
Rupp Arena (23,203)
Lexington, KY
February 26, 2003
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 2 Tennessee W 80–68  23–3
(13–0)
Rupp Arena (23,078)
Lexington, KY
March 2, 2003
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 at No. 21 Georgia W 74–66  24–3
(14–0)
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Athens, GA
March 5, 2003
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 2 Vanderbilt
Senior Night
W 106–44  25–3
(15–0)
Rupp Arena (23,061)
Lexington, KY
March 8, 2003
2:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 at No. 3 Florida W 69–67  26–3
(16–0)
O'Connell Center (12,581)
Gainesville, FL
2003 SEC Tournament
March 14, 2003
3:15 PM, JP Sports
No. 2 vs. Vanderbilt
SEC Tournament Quarterfinals
W 81–63  27–3
Louisiana Superdome (18,510)
New Orleans, LA
March 15, 2003
3:15 PM, JP Sports
No. 2 vs. Auburn
SEC Tournament Semifinals
W 78–58  28–3
Louisiana Superdome (21,427)
New Orleans, LA
March 16, 2003
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 vs. Mississippi State
SEC Tournament Finals
W 64–57  29–3
Louisiana Superdome (22,054)
New Orleans, LA
2003 NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2003
1:05 PM, CBS
No. (1) vs. No. (16) IUPUI
NCAA Tournament First Round
W 95–64  30–3
Gaylord Entertainment Center (17,484)
Nashville, TN
March 23, 2003
1:05 PM, CBS
No. (1) vs. No. (9) Utah
NCAA Tournament Second Round
W 74–54  31–3
Gaylord Entertainment Center (17,484)
Nashville, TN
March 27, 2003
7:15 PM, CBS
No. (1) vs. No. (5) Wisconsin
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
W 63–57  32–3
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (28,168)
Minneapolis, MN
March 29, 2003
3:05 PM, CBS
No. (1) vs. No. (3) Marquette
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
L 69–83  32–4
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (28,383)
Minneapolis, MN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 43 Keith Bogans Milwaukee Bucks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-03-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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