2004–05 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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2004–05 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
SEC regular season champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 7
2004–05 record28-6 (14-2 SEC)
Head coachTubby Smith
Assistant coachDavid Hobbs
Assistant coachScott Rigot
Assistant coachReggie Hanson
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons

The 2004–05 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented University of Kentucky. The head coach was Tubby Smith. The team was a member of the Southeast Conference and played their home games at Rupp Arena.

Roster[edit]

2004–05 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Brandon Stockton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Glasgow, KY
G 2 Ravi Moss 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Hopkinsville, KY
G 3 Ramel Bradley 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Brooklyn, NY
G 4 Rajon Rondo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Louisville, KY
G 5 Josh Carrier 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Bowling Green, KY
C 10 Łukasz Obrzut 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 265 lb (120 kg) So Gliwice, PO
G 12 Preston LeMaster 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Paris, KY
F 13 Bobby Perry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Durham, NC
C 21 Shagari Alleyne 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 270 lb (122 kg) So New York, NY
G 22 Patrick Sparks 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Jr Central City, KY
F 23 Sheray Thomas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Montreal, QB
F 24 Kelenna Azubuike 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Tulsa, OK
F 44 Chuck Hayes 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Modesto, CA
C 33 Randolph Morris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 266 lb (121 kg) Fr Atlanta, GA
G 32 Joe Crawford 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Detroit, MI
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 20, 2005*
4:00 PM, UKTV
No. 9 Coppin State W 77–46  1–0
Rupp Arena (22,231)
Lexington, KY
November 23, 2004*
7:00 PM, UKTV
No. 8 vs. Ball State W 73–53  2–0
US Bank Arena (15,563)
Cincinnati, OH
November 26, 2004*
7:00 PM, UKTV
No. 8 Georgia State W 77–59  3–0
Rupp Arena (22,368)
Lexington, KY
November 30, 2004*
7:00 PM, UKTV
No. 8 Tennessee Tech W 92–63  4–0
Rupp Arena (22,368)
Lexington, KY
December 4, 2004*
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 at No. 9 North Carolina L 78–91  4–1
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 8, 2004*
7:00 PM, UKTV
No. 10 Morehead State W 71–40  5–1
Rupp Arena (20,652)
Lexington, KY
December 11, 2004*
2:00 PM, CBS
No. 10 vs. Indiana W 73–58  6–1
Freedom Hall (20,084)
Louisville, KY
December 18, 2004*
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 9 at No. 13 Louisville
Battle for the Bluegrass
W 60–58  7–1
Freedom Hall (20,088)
Louisville, KY
December 22, 2004*
7:00 PM, UKTV
No. 8 William & Mary W 92–47  8–1
Rupp Arena (18,059)
Lexington, KY
December 29, 2004*
7:00 PM, UKTV
No. 8 Campbell W 82–50  9–1
Rupp Arena (22,411)
Lexington, KY
SEC Regular Season
January 5, 2005
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 8 South Carolina W 79–75  10–1
Rupp Arena (22,782)
Lexington, KY
January 9, 2005*
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 8 No. 2 Kansas L 59–65  10–2
Rupp Arena (24,367)
Lexington, KY
January 12, 2005
7:00 PM, FSN
No. 9 Vanderbilt W 69–54  11–2
Rupp Arena (22,174)
Lexington, KY
January 15, 2005
1:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 9 at Georgia W 76–55  12–2
Stegeman Coliseum (9,014)
Athens, GA
January 19, 2005
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 8 at Ole Miss W 53–50  13–2
Tad Smith Coliseum (8,451)
Oxford, MS
January 22, 2005
1:30 PM, CBS
No. 8 LSU W 89–58  14–2
Rupp Arena (23,073)
Lexington, KY
January 25, 2005
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 at Tennessee W 84–62  15–2
Thompson-Boling Arena (16,183)
Knoxville, TN
January 29, 2005
3:30 PM, CBS
No. 7 at Arkansas W 68–67  16–2
Bud Walton Arena (20,268)
Fayetteville, AR
February 5, 2005
3:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 6 at Vanderbilt W 84–70  17–2
Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
February 8, 2005
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 Florida W 69–66  18–2
Rupp Arena (24,191)
Lexington, KY
February 12, 2005
3:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 5 Georgia W 60–51  19–2
Rupp Arena (23,897)
Lexington, KY
February 15, 2005
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 at South Carolina L 61–73  19–3
Colonial Center (16,107)
Columbia, SC
February 19, 2005
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 Mississippi State
ESPN College GameDay
W 94–78  20–3
Rupp Arena (24,247)
Lexington, KY
February 23, 2005
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 5 Auburn W 81–73  21–3
Rupp Arena (23,063)
Lexington, KY
February 26, 2005
1:30 PM, CBS
No. 5 Alabama W 78–71  22–3
Coleman Coliseum (15,316)
Tuscaloosa, AL
March 2, 2005
8:00 PM, JP Sports
No. 3 Tennessee W 73–61  23–3
Rupp Arena (24,205)
Lexington, KY
March 6, 2005
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 3 at Florida L 52–53  23–4
O'Connell Center (12,602)
Gainesville, FL
2005 SEC Tournament
March 11, 2005
9:30 PM, JP Sports
No. 4 vs. Tennessee
2005 SEC Tournament Quarterfinals
W 76–62  24–4
Georgia Dome (22,024)
Atlanta, GA
March 12, 2005
3:30 PM, JP Sports
No. 4 vs. LSU
SEC Tournament Semifinals
W 79–78 OT 26–4
Georgia Dome (24,214)
Atlanta, GA
March 13, 2005
1:30 PM, CBS
No. 4 vs. Florida
SEC Tournament Championship
L 53–70  26–5
Georgia Dome (24,408)
Atlanta, GA
2005 NCAA Tournament
March 17, 2005
12:45 PM, CBS
No. 7 vs. Eastern Kentucky
NCAA First Round
W 72–64  27–5
RCA Dome (27,284)
Indianapolis, IN
March 19, 2005
8:30 PM, CBS
No. 7 vs. No. 23 Cincinnati
NCAA Second Round
W 69–60  28–5
RCA Dome (40,331)
Indianapolis, IN
March 19, 2005
9:30 PM, CBS
No. 7 vs. No. 18 Utah
NCAA Regional Semifinal
W 62–52  29–5
Frank Erwin Center (16,239)
Austin, TX
March 21, 2005
3:00 PM, CBS
No. 7 vs. No. 15 Michigan State
NCAA Regional Finals
L 88–94 2OT 29–6
Frank Erwin Center (16,239)
Austin, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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