The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team is the winningest NCAA Division I basketball program in history, holding both the most all-time wins (2178) and the highest all-time winning percentage (.764). Kentucky also leads all schools in total NCAA tournament appearances with 54, is first in NCAA tournament wins with 120, and ranks second to UCLA in NCAA championships with 8.
The Wildcats of the University of Kentucky have been runners up of several of NCAA Tournament in the following years: 1966, 1975, 1997, 2014 and have reached the Final Four in the following years: 1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015.
Additionally, the team has been conference tournament champions on: 1921, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2015.
The Kentucky team plays their home games at the Rupp Arena located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. Since its opening in 1976, it has been the centerpiece of Lexington Center, a convention and shopping facility which has a capacity of approximately 23,500 spectators.
The following is a list of Kentucky’s 8 National Championships:
|1949||Adolph Rupp||Oklahoma State||46–36||32–2|
|1951||Adolph Rupp||Kansas State||68–58||32–2|
|1978||Joe B. Hall||Duke||94–88||30–2|
The Wisconsin Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats will face off at Lucas Oil Stadium in NCAA Final Four this Saturday night. The (1) Wisconsin Badgers (35-3, 16-2 Big Ten) used a big 55 point second half behind 10 three-pointers to pull off the 85-78 victory against the (2) Arizona Wildcats this past Saturday.
The Badgers shot 55.6% from the field and 66.7% (12-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for Wisconsin was Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker who combined for 56 points and 11 rebounds. The Badgers finished the season ranked 2nd in the RPI Standings, 2nd in the BPI Standings, and played the 16th ranked SOS.
Wisconsin is averaging 72.8 ppg (ranked 49th) on 48.2% shooting (ranked 17th). The Badgers average 7.2 three-pointers per game (ranked 85th) and commit just 7.4 turnovers per game (ranked 1st). Defensively, Wisconsin is holding their opponents to an average of 57.8 ppg (ranked 12th) on 42.6% shooting (ranked 153rd). The Badgers commit only 12.4 personal fouls per game (ranked 1st) and have a turnover margin of 2.3 (ranked 37th).
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