2010–11 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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2010–11 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats 2005 logo.svg
SEC Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Final Four
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 11
2010–11 record 29–9 (10–6 SEC)
Head coach John Calipari (2nd year)
Assistant coach John Robic (2nd year)
Assistant coach Orlando Antigua (2nd year)
Assistant coach Kenny Payne (1st year)
Home arena Rupp Arena
Seasons
2010–11 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#15 Florida 13 3   .813     29 8   .784
#11 Kentucky 10 6   .625     29 9   .763
#25 Vanderbilt 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Georgia 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Tennessee 8 8   .500     19 15   .559
South Carolina 5 11   .313     14 16   .467
West
Alabama 12 4   .750     25 12   .676
Mississippi State 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Ole Miss 7 9   .438     20 14   .588
Arkansas 7 9   .438     18 13   .581
Auburn 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
LSU 3 13   .188     11 21   .344
SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Kentucky in the college basketball season of 2010–2011. The team's head coach is John Calipari, who entered his second season after posting a 35–3 record in his inaugural season.

Pre-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Bledsoe, EricEric Bledsoe 24 G 6' 1" 190 Freshman Birmingham, Alabama Entered the 2010 NBA Draft
Cousins, DeMarcusDeMarcus Cousins 15 F/C 6' 11" 270 Freshman Mobile, Alabama Entered the 2010 NBA Draft
Dodson, DarnellDarnell Dodson 3 F 6' 7" 215 Sophomore Greenbelt, Maryland Academically ineligible
Harris, RamonRamon Harris 5 G/F 6' 7" 218 Senior Anchorage, Alaska Graduated
Krebs, MarkMark Krebs 12 G 6' 5" 207 Senior Newport, Kentucky Graduated
Orton, DanielDaniel Orton 33 F/C 6' 10" 255 Freshman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Entered the 2010 NBA Draft
Patterson, PatrickPatrick Patterson 54 F 6' 9" 235 Junior Huntington, West Virginia Entered the 2010 NBA Draft
Stevenson, PerryPerry Stevenson 21 F 6' 9" 215 Senior Lafayette, Louisiana Graduated
Wall, JohnJohn Wall 11 G 6' 4" 195 Freshman Raleigh, North Carolina Entered the 2010 NBA Draft

Recruiting[edit]

Class of 2010 signees[edit]

Class of 2011 commitments[edit]

Roster[edit]

2010–11 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 0 Kanter, EnesEnes Kanter (I) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 272 lb (123 kg) Fr Stoneridge Prep (CA) Istanbul, Turkey
F 1 Miller, DariusDarius Miller 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Mason County Maysville, Kentucky
G 2 Poole, StaceyStacey Poole 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Fr Providence School Jacksonville, Florida
F 3 Jones, TerrenceTerrence Jones 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Jefferson Portland, Oregon
G 4 Hood, JonJon Hood 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Madisonville North Hopkins Madisonville, Kentucky
G 5 Polson, JarrodJarrod Polson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr West Jessamine Wilmore, Kentucky
G 12 Knight, BrandonBrandon Knight (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Pine Crest School Fort Lauderdale, Florida
G 20 Lamb, DoronDoron Lamb 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Oak Hill Academy (VA) Queens, New York
F 30 Vargas, EloyEloy Vargas 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 239 lb (108 kg) Jr Miami Dade College Moca, Dominican Republic
G 34 Liggins, DeAndreDeAndre Liggins 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Findlay Prep Chicago, Illinois
F 55 Harrellson, JoshJosh Harrellson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Sr Southwestern Illinois St. Charles, Missouri
G 10 Beckham, TwanyTwany Beckham Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Ballard Louisville, Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on
  • Twany Beckham transferred from Mississippi State in January 2011. He was not eligible to play until December 2011. He was still able to practice and be a part of the roster, but was not on scholarship during spring 2011.

2010-2011 Schedule Notes[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
August 15, 2010*
7 p.m., BBSN
Windsor W 95–62[1] 
 31  Knight   12  Miller   4  Liggins  St. Denis Centre (–)
Windsor, Ontario
August 16, 2010*
6 p.m., BBSN
Western W 96–68[2] 
 24  Lamb   8  Harrellson   12  Knight  St. Denis Centre (–)
Windsor, Ontario
August 17, 2010*
11 a.m., BBSN
Windsor W 104–75[3] 
 27  Knight   19  Harrellson   9  Knight  St. Denis Centre (–)
Windsor, Ontario
November 1, 2010*
7:00 pm, BBSN
No. 11 Pikeville W 97–66 
 22  Knight   10  Miller   3  (2 tied)  Rupp Arena (21,127)
Lexington, KY
November 5, 2010*
7:00 pm, BBSN
No. 11 Dillard W 122–54 
 23  Jones   10  Jones   6  Knight  Rupp Arena (21,589)
Lexington, KY
Non-conference regular season
November 12, 2010*
7:00 pm, BBSN
No. 11 East Tennessee State W 88–65  1–0
 25  Jones   12  Jones   5  Knight  Rupp Arena (23,740)
Lexington, KY
November 19, 2010*
10:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 12 vs. Portland W 79–48  2–0
 21  Knight   12  Harrellson   4  Miller  Rose Garden (10,216)
Portland, OR
November 22, 2010*
5:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 8 vs. Oklahoma
2010 Maui Invitational
W 76–64  3–0
 29  Jones   13  Jones   4  Liggins  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 23, 2010*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 8 vs. No. 13 Washington
2010 Maui Invitational
W 74–67  4–0
 24  Knight   17  Jones   2  Liggins  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 24, 2010*
10:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 vs. Connecticut
2010 Maui Invitational
L 67–84  4–1
 24  Jones   6  Vargas   5  Knight  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 30, 2010*
7:00 pm, BBSN
No. 10 Boston U. W 91–57  5–1
 23  Knight   12  Harrellson   6  Knight  Rupp Arena (21,684)
Lexington, KY
December 4, 2010*
12:30 pm, CBS
No. 10 at North Carolina L 73–75  5–2
 24  Lamb   11  Harrellson   4  (2 tied)  Dean Smith Center (20,695)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 8, 2010*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 17 vs. No. 23 Notre Dame
SEC/Big East Invitational
W 72–58  6–2
 27  Jones   19  Jones   5  Knight  Freedom Hall (17,404)
Louisville, KY
December 11, 2010*
5:15 pm, ESPN
No. 17 Indiana W 81–62  7–2
 19  Liggins   12  Harrellson   4  Knight  Rupp Arena (24,337)
Lexington, KY
December 18, 2010*
8:00 pm, BBSN
No. 17 Mississippi Valley State W 85–60  8–2
 19  Jones   12  Harrellson   5  Miller  Rupp Arena (23,341)
Lexington, KY
December 22, 2010*
1:00 pm, BBSN
No. 13 Winthrop W 89–52  9–2
 32  Lamb   10  Harrellson   9  Liggins  Rupp Arena (22,698)
Lexington, KY
December 28, 2010*
7:00 pm, BBSN
No. 11 Coppin State W 91–61  10–2
 18  Jones   8  Liggins   8  Knight  Rupp Arena (24,329)
Lexington, KY
December 31, 2010*
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 11 at No. 22 Louisville
Battle for the Bluegrass
W 78–63  11–2
 25  Knight   14  Harrellson   6  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (22,803)
Louisville, KY
January 3, 2011*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 10 Penn W 86–62  12–2
 22  Knight   12  Harrellson   6  Miller  Rupp Arena (21,681)
Lexington, KY
SEC regular season
January 8, 2011
4:00 pm, SEC Network
No. 10 at Georgia L 70–77  12–3
(0–1)
 24  Jones   11  Harrellson   3  (2 tied)  Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Athens, GA
January 11, 2011
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 13 Auburn W 78–54  13–3
(1–1)
 35  Jones   8  Jones   7  Lamb  Rupp Arena (23,065)
Lexington, KY
January 15, 2011
4:00 pm, SEC Network
No. 13 LSU W 82–44  14–3
(2–1)
 19  Knight   14  Harrellson   5  Lamb  Rupp Arena (24,330)
Lexington, KY
January 18, 2011
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 at Alabama
Super Tuesday
L 66–68  14–4
(2–2)
 17  Jones   9  (2 tied)   3  Knight  Coleman Coliseum (14,589)
Tuscaloosa, AL
January 22, 2011
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 at South Carolina W 67–58  15–4
(3–2)
 23  Knight   7  (3 tied)   3  Liggins  Colonial Life Arena (18,000)
Columbia, SC
January 29, 2011
4:00 pm, ESPN
No. 14 Georgia W 66–60  16–4
(4–2)
 19  Lamb   8  Harrellson   4  Knight  Rupp Arena (24,352)
Lexington, KY
February 1, 2011
7:00 pm, ESPNU/ESPN2
No. 10 at Ole Miss L 69–71  16–5
(4–3)
 22  Jones   6  Jones   2  Knight  Tad Smith Coliseum (8,243)
Oxford, MS
February 5, 2011
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 10 at Florida
College GameDay
L 68–70  16–6
(4–4)
 24  Knight   7  Jones   4  Knight  O'Connell Center (12,633)
Gainesville, FL
February 8, 2011
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 Tennessee
Super Tuesday
W 73–61  17–6
(5–4)
 19  Liggins   11  Jones   3  Liggins  Rupp Arena (24,334)
Lexington, KY
February 12, 2011
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 18 at No. 23 Vanderbilt L 77–81  17–7
(5–5)
 25  Jones   10  Harrellson   3  Harrellson  Memorial Gymnasium (14,316)
Nashville, TN
February 15, 2011
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 22 Mississippi State
Super Tuesday
W 85–79  18–7
(6–5)
 24  Knight   10  Jones   7  Knight  Rupp Arena (23,196)
Lexington, KY
February 19, 2011
4:00 pm, SEC Network
No. 22 South Carolina W 90–59  19–7
(7–5)
 22  Miller   12  Jones   9  Knight  Rupp Arena (24,338)
Lexington, KY
February 23, 2011
8:00 pm, SEC Network
No. 22 at Arkansas L 76–77 OT 19–8
(7–6)
 26  Knight   14  Harrellson   5  Knight  Bud Walton Arena (13,472)
Fayetteville, AR
February 26, 2011
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 22 No. 13 Florida W 76–68  20–8
(8–6)
 24  Miller   12  Harrellson   6  Knight  Rupp Arena (24,346)
Lexington, KY
March 1, 2011
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 20 No. 21 Vanderbilt
Super Tuesday
W 68–66  21–8
(9–6)
 17  Knight   9  (2 tied)   3  Knight  Rupp Arena (24,275)
Lexington, KY
March 6, 2011
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 20 at Tennessee W 64–58  22–8
(10–6)
 19  Knight   11  Jones   3  (2 tied)  Thompson-Boling Arena (21,678)
Knoxville, TN
SEC Tournament
March 11, 2011
3:30 pm, SEC Network
No. 15 vs. Ole Miss
Quarterfinals
W 75–66  23–8
 19  Lamb   7  (3 tied)   6  Knight  Georgia Dome (21,875)
Atlanta, GA
March 12, 2011
1:00 pm, ABC
No. 15 vs. Alabama
Semifinals
W 72–58  24–8
 15  Lamb   10  Harrellson   7  Knight  Georgia Dome (21,728)
Atlanta, GA
March 13, 2011
1:00 pm, ABC
No. 15 vs. No. 12 Florida
Championship Game
W 70–54  25–8
 17  Knight   8  Harrellson   4  Knight  Georgia Dome (21,409)
Atlanta, GA
NCAA Tournament
March 17, 2011*
3:08 pm, CBS
No. 11 (4) vs. (13) Princeton
East Region Second Round
W 59–57  26–8
 17  Miller   10  Harrellson   5  Knight  St. Pete Times Forum (14,835)
Tampa, FL
March 19, 2011*
12:15 pm, CBS
No. 11 (4) vs. No. 22 (5) West Virginia
East Region Third Round
W 71–63  27–8
 30  Knight   10  Jones   4  (2 tied)  St. Pete Times Forum (17,771)
Tampa, FL
March 25, 2011*
9:54 pm, CBS
No. 11 (4) vs. No. 1 (1) Ohio State
East Region Semifinals
W 62–60  28–8
 17  Harrellson   10  Harrellson   4  (2 tied)  Prudential Center (18,343)
Newark, NJ
March 27, 2011*
4:55 pm, CBS
No. 11 (4) vs. No. 7 (2) North Carolina
East Region Final
W 76–69  29–8
 22  Knight   8  Harrellson   4  (2 tied)  Prudential Center (18,278)
Newark, NJ
April 2, 2011*
8:49 pm, CBS
No. 11 (4) vs. No. 9 (W3) Connecticut
National Semifinal
L 55–56  29–9
 17  B. Knight   15  T. Jones   5  B. Knight  Reliant Stadium (75,421)
Houston, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 11 12 8 10 17 17 13 11 10 13 12 14 10 18 22 22 20 15 11
Coaches 10 13 9 11 16 16 14 12 11 15 12 16 11 18 22 22 23 16 10 3

References[edit]

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