2003–04 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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2003–04 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
SEC Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 2
2003–04 record27–5 (13–3 SEC)
Head coachTubby Smith
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons

The 2003–04 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Kentucky in the 2003–04 college basketball season led by head coach Tubby Smith. Although the team earned a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, they were upset by the University of Alabama-Birmingham in the second round.[1]

Roster[edit]

2003–04 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) Sr Oak Hill Academy Dumfries, Virginia
G 2 Ravi Moss 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So University Heights Hopkinsville, Kentucky
G 3 Brandon Stockton 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Glasgow Glasgow, Kentucky
G 4 Gerald Fitch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Westside Macon, Georgia
G 5 Josh Carrier 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Bowling Green Bowling Green, Kentucky
C 10 Łukasz Obrzut 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Fr Bridgton Academy (ME) Gliwice, Poland
G 12 Preston LeMaster 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Bourbon County Paris, Kentucky
F 12 Bernard Cote 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Champlain-St. Lambert St. Lambert, Quebec
F 13 Bobby Perry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Hillside Durham, North Carolina
F 14 Erik Daniels 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Princeton Cincinnati
G 15 Matt Heissenbuttel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Lexington Catholic Lexington, Kentucky
C 21 Shagari Alleyne 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Fr Rice Bronx, New York
G 22 Patrick Sparks Current redshirt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Muhlenberg North Central City, Kentucky
F 23 Sheray Thomas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Riverdale Baptist (MD) Montreal, Quebec
F 24 Kelenna Azubuike 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Victory Christian Tulsa, Oklahoma
G 33 Antwain Barbour 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Kentucky
F 44 Chuck Hayes 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Modesto Christian Modesto, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 21, 2003*
8:00 PM, UKTV
No. 10 Winthrop W 65–44  1–0
Rupp Arena (21,271)
Lexington, Kentucky
November 28, 2003*
7:30 PM, UKTV
No. 10 Tennessee Tech W 108–81  2–0
Rupp Arena (21,918)
Lexington, Kentucky
December 1, 2003*
8:00 PM, UKTV
No. 10 vs. Marshall W 89–76  3–0
US Bank Arena (13,913)
Cincinnati
December 6, 2003*
1:30 PM, CBS
No. 9 vs. UCLA W 52–50  4–0
Anaheim Pond (17,816)
Anaheim, California
December 13, 2003*
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 vs. No. 21 Michigan State
Basketbowl
W 79–74  5–0
Ford Field (78,129)
Detroit
December 20, 2003*
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 vs. Indiana W 80–41  6–0
RCA Dome (25,686)
Indianapolis
December 23, 2003*
8:00 PM, UKTV
No. 2 Eastern Kentucky W 101–72  7–0
Rupp Arena (22,023)
Lexington, Kentucky
December 27, 2003*
5:00 PM, CBS
No. 2 No. 20 Louisville
Battle for the Bluegrass
L 56–65  7–1
Rupp Arena (24,328)
Lexington, Kentucky
December 31, 2003*
4:00 PM, UKTV
No. 8 Austin Peay W 61–53  8–1
Freedom Hall (11,526)
Louisville, Kentucky
January 3, 2004*
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 No. 9 North Carolina W 61–56  9–1
Rupp Arena (23,014)
Lexington, Kentucky
January 10, 2004
7:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 7 No. 20 Vanderbilt W 75–63  10–1
Rupp Arena (22,927)
Lexington, Kentucky
January 13, 2004
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 at Mississippi State W 67–66  11–1
Humphrey Coliseum (10,432)
Starkville, Mississippi
January 17, 2004
1:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 5 Georgia L 57–65  11–2
Rupp Arena (23,102)
Lexington, Kentucky
January 20, 2004
9:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 9 at Tennessee W 69–68 OT 12–2
Thompson–Boling Arena (17,990)
Knoxville, Tennessee
January 25, 2004*
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 9 at Notre Dame W 71–63  13–2
Edmund P. Joyce Center (11,418)
South Bend, Indiana
January 28, 2004
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 5 Ole Miss W 71–61  14–2
Rupp Arena (22,151)
Lexington, Kentucky
January 31, 2004
12:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 5 at Vanderbilt L 60–66  14–3
Memorial Gymnasium (14,168)
Nashville, Tennessee
February 3, 2004
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 9 at No. 21 Florida W 68–65  15–3
O'Connell Center (12,330)
Gainesville, Florida
February 7, 2004
1:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 9 No. 25 South Carolina W 65–64  16–3
Rupp Arena (23,244)
Lexington, Kentucky
February 10, 2004
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 Alabama W 66–55  17–3
Rupp Arena (22,042)
Lexington, Kentucky
February 14, 2004
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 at Georgia L 68–74  17–4
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Athens, Georgia
February 18, 2004
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 7 Arkansas W 73–56  18–4
Rupp Arena (21,941)
Lexington, Kentucky
February 21, 2004
2:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 9 at Auburn W 68–59  19–4
Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum (10,500)
Auburn, AL
February 25, 2004
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 3 Tennessee W 92–60  20–4
Rupp Arena (23,201)
Lexington, Kentucky
February 29, 2004
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 9 at LSU W 70–64  21–4
Maravich Center (12,791)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
March 3, 2004
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 9 at South Carolina W 84–65  22–4
Colonial Center (18,000)
Columbia, South Carolina
March 7, 2004
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 9 Florida W 82–62  23–4
Rupp Arena (24,191)
Lexington, Kentucky
2004 SEC Tournament
March 12, 2004
1:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 8 vs. Georgia
2004 SEC Tournament Quarterfinals
W 69–60  24–4
Georgia Dome (20,203)
Atlanta
March 13, 2004
1:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 8 vs. South Carolina
SEC Tournament Semifinals
W 78–63  25–4
Georgia Dome (21,446)
Atlanta
March 14, 2004
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 vs. Florida
SEC Tournament Championship
W 89–73  26–4
Georgia Dome (22,024)
Atlanta
2004 NCAA Tournament
March 19, 2004
6:45 PM, CBS
No. 2 vs. Florida A&M
NCAA First Round
W 96–76  27–4
Nationwide Arena (19,588)
Columbus, Ohio
March 21, 2004
4:30 PM, CBS
No. 2 vs. UAB
NCAA Second Round
L 75–76  27–5
Nationwide Arena (19,588)
Columbus, Ohio
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blazing Upset: UAB topples top-seeded Kentucky to reach Sweet 16". SI.com. 2004-03-21. Retrieved 2012-02-24.

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