2007–08 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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2007–08 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats 2005 logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern
2007–08 record18–13 (12–4 SEC)
Head coachBilly Gillispie
Assistant coachJeremy Cox
Assistant coachGlynn Cyprien
Assistant coachTracy Webster
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons

The 2007–08 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Kentucky in the college basketball season of 2007–2008. The team's head coach was Billy Gillispie. It was his 1st year as Kentucky's head coach. The Wildcats played their home games at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. The highlights of the season were the unranked Wildcats upsetting the #3 ranked Tennessee Volunteers 72–66, and pushing the then ranked #1 Vols to the final seconds in a 63–60 loss at Tennessee.

Roster[edit]

2007–08 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Lewis Guzman Current redshirt 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Atlanta,GA) Brooklyn, New York
G 3 Ramel Bradley 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Sr IMG Academy Brooklyn, New York
G 5 Derrick Jasper 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 213 lb (97 kg) So Paso Robles Paso Robles, California
G 12 Mark Krebs 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) So Newport Central Catholic Newport, Kentucky
G 13 Michael Porter 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) So Modesto Christian Modesto, California
F 15 A.J. Stewart 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Arlington Country Day Jacksonville, Florida
F 21 Perry Stevenson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Lafayette Lafayette, Louisiana
G 23 Jodie Meeks 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So Norcross Norcross, Georgia
C 25 Moraykinyo Williams 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Fr Bishop Ireton Alexandria, Virginia
G 30 Dwight Perry 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 187 lb (85 kg) So Southern Durham, North Carolina
G 32 Joe Crawford 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Sr Renaissance Detroit, Michigan
F 34 Ramon Harris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) So West Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska
F 42 Mark Coury 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 238 lb (108 kg) So Detroit Country Day Detroit, Michigan
C 43 Jared Carter 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 277 lb (126 kg) Jr Scott County Georgetown, Kentucky
F 54 Patrick Patterson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Huntington Huntington, West Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

2007 signees[edit]

2007–08 Schedule and Results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 6, 2007*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 23 Central Arkansas W 67–40  1–0
Rupp Arena (20,335)
Lexington, Kentucky
November 7, 2007*
9:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 23 Gardner-Webb L 68–84  1–1
Rupp Arena (19,845)
Lexington, Kentucky
November 21, 2007*
7:00 PM, FSN
Liberty W 80–54  2–1
Rupp Arena (21,298)
Lexington, Kentucky
November 24, 2007*
7:00 PM, FSN
Texas Southern W 83–35  3–1
Rupp Arena (21,445)
Lexington, Kentucky
November 27, 2007*
7:00 PM, FSN South
Stony Brook W 62–52  4–1
Rupp Arena (19,269)
Lexington, Kentucky
December 1, 2007*
2:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 1 North Carolina L 77–86  4–2
Rupp Arena (24,252)
Lexington, Kentucky
December 8, 2007*
3:45 PM, CBS
at No. 15 Indiana L 51–71  4–3
Assembly Hall (17,410)
Bloomington, Indiana
December 15, 2007*
2:00 PM, ESPN
UAB L 76–79  4–4
Freedom Hall (14,241)
Louisville, Kentucky
December 18, 2007*
9:00 PM, ESPN
at Houston L 69–83  4–5
Hofheinz Pavilion (8,517)
Houston, Texas
December 22, 2007*
1:00 PM, FSN
Tennessee Tech W 69–47  5–5
Rupp Arena (22,371)
Lexington, Kentucky
December 29, 2007*
2:00 PM, ESPN
San Diego L 72–81  5–6
Rupp Arena (23,756)
Lexington, Kentucky
December 31, 2007*
12:00 PM, FSN
Florida International W 92–49  6–6
Rupp Arena (19,184)
Lexington, Kentucky
January 5, 2008*
4:00 PM, CBS
Louisville
Battle for the Bluegrass
L 75–89  6–7
Rupp Arena (24,386)
Lexington, Kentucky
SEC Regular Season
January 12, 2008
1:30 PM, CBS
No. 12 Vanderbilt W 79–73 2OT 7–7
(1–0)
Rupp Arena (23,965)
Lexington, Kentucky
January 15, 2008
9:00 PM, ESPN
at Mississippi State L 64–69  7–8
(1–1)
Humphrey Coliseum (9,862)
Starkville, Mississippi
January 19, 2008
9:00 PM, ESPN
at Florida
'ESPN College GameDay'
L 70–81 OT 7–9
(1–2)
O'Connell Center (12,222)
Gainesville, Florida
January 22, 2008
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 3 Tennessee W 72–66  8–9
(2–2)
Rupp Arena (23,443)
Lexington, Kentucky
January 26, 2008
1:00 PM, Raycom
South Carolina W 78–70  9–9
(3–2)
Rupp Arena (23,996)
Lexington, Kentucky
February 2, 2008
1:00 PM, CBS
at Georgia W 63–58  10–9
(4–2)
Stegeman Coliseum (10,313)
Athens, Georgia
February 6, 2008
8:00 PM, Raycom
at Auburn W 66–63  11–9
(5–2)
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum (5,352)
Auburn, AL
February 9, 2008
12:00 PM, Raycom
Alabama W 62–52  12–9
(6–2)
Rupp Arena (24,190)
Lexington, Kentucky
February 12, 2008
9:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 19 Vanderbilt L 52–93  12–10
(6–3)
Memorial Gym (14,325)
Nashville, Tennessee
February 16, 2008
1:00 PM, Raycom
at LSU W 67–63  13–10
(7–3)
Maravich Center (9,870)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
February 19, 2008
9:00 PM, ESPN
Georgia W 61–55  14–10
(8–3)
Rupp Arena (22,271)
Lexington, Kentucky
February 23, 2008
2:00 PM, CBS
Arkansas W 63–58  15–10
(9–3)
Rupp Arena (24,371)
Lexington, Kentucky
February 27, 2008
8:00 PM, Raycom
Mississippi W 58–54  16–10
(10–3)
Rupp Arena (23,330)
Lexington, Kentucky
March 2, 2008
12:00 PM, CBS
at No. 1 Tennessee L 60–63  16–11
(10–4)
Thompson–Boling Arena (21,628)
Knoxville, Tennessee
March 5, 2008
7:00 PM, Raycom
at South Carolina W 71–63  17–11
(11–4)
Colonial Center (13,324)
Columbia, South Carolina
March 9, 2008
12:00 PM, CBS
Florida
Senior Day
W 75–70  18–11
(12–4)
Rupp Arena (24,256)
Lexington, Kentucky
2008 SEC Tournament
March 14, 2008
12:00, Raycom
vs. Georgia
SEC Tournament
L 60–56 OT 18–12
(12–4)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum (1,458)
Atlanta
2008 NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2008
2:30, CBS
No. (11) vs. No. 25 (6) Marquette
NCAA Tournament
L 74–66  18–13
(12–4)
Honda Center (N/A)
Anaheim, California
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Class of 2008 Commitments/Signees[edit]

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