1948-49 National Champions

NCAA Championship #2
KENTUCKY 46, OKLAHOMA A&M 36
March 26,1949
Seattle

Paced by Alex Groza’s 25 points and a defense that limited the Aggies to a mere nine field goals, the Wildcats were crowned NCAA champions for the second straight year. Groza, a unanimous selection as the “Player of the Tournament,” scored more than twice as many points as any other player. A&M’s Jack Shelton was the game’s only other player to score in double figures. He finished with 12 points. The Aggies, coached by Hank Iba, led 5-2, but the Wildcats scored seven straight points, five by Groza, and never trailed again as they took a 2 5-20 first-half lead. UK extended the lead to 31-21 early in the second half and coasted the test of the way.

KENTUCKY

PLAYER    FG  FTM  FTA  PF  TP
Jones      1    1    3   3   3
Line       2    1    2   3   5
Groza      9    7    8   5  25
Beard      1    1    2   4   3
Barker     1    3    3   4   5
Barnstable 1    1    1   1   3
Hirsch     1    0    0   1   2

TOTALS    16   14   19  21  46
OKLAHOMA A&M

PLAYER    FG  FTM  FTA  PF  TP
Yates      1    0    0   1   2
Bradley    0    5    5   5   3
Harris	    3    1    1   5   7
Parks      2    3    4   5   7
Shelton    3    6    7   4  12
Jaquet     0    1    2   0   1
McArthur   0    2    2   1   2
Pilgrim    0    2    2   1   2
Smith      0    0    0   1   0

TOTALS     9   18   23  21  36

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UK 25, Oklahoma A & M 20
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