Kentucky In The NCAA Record Book

Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament Tradition
Kentucky has made *52 appearances in the NCAA Tournament — more than any other school. Kentucky has captured the NCAA title eight times. Through the years, the Wildcats have racked up an impressive 111-46 NCAA Tournament record.

Totals:
52 appearances, won 111, lost 46; Eight NCAA Championships; Runner-up three times; 15 Final Four appearances; 34 Elite Eight appearances.

Years in NCAA Tourney:
1942-45-48-49-51-52-55-56-57-58-59-61-62-64-66-68-69-70-71-72-73-75-77-78-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-87-*-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-00-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-10-11-12.

*1988 appearance vacated as part of NCAA
sanctions.

Kentucky in the NCAA Record Books
The Wildcats hold numerous records in NCAA play, both as a team and individually. Here are the NCAA records held by the Wildcats:

Fewest Points Allowed (single game, since 1938):
6 — Kentucky (75) vs. Arkansas State, Jan. 8, 1945; and Tennessee (11) vs. Temple, Dec. 15, 1973

Fewest Field Goals (single game, since 1938):
2 — Arkansas State vs. Kentucky, Jan. 8, 1945; Duke vs. N.C. State, March 8, 1968

Most Rebounds (single game):
108 — Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, Feb. 8, 1964

Most Consecutive Homecourt Victories:
129 — Kentucky, from Jan. 4, 1943, to Jan. 8, 1955 (ended by Georgia Tech, 59-58)

Unbeaten Teams (since 1938, UK is one of 12 schools):
1954 — Kentucky (25-0)

30-Game Winners (UK has registered more 30-game winning seasons than any other school in the NCAA):
13; breakdown of 30-game winning seasons below:
38 — KENTUCKY, 2012 NCAA record
36 — KENTUCKY, 1948
35 — KENTUCKY, 1997
34 — KENTUCKY, 1947
32 — KENTUCKY, 1949
KENTUCKY, 1998
KENTUCKY, 1951
KENTUCKY, 2010
KENTUCKY, 1986
KENTUCKY, 2003
30 — KENTUCKY, 1978
KENTUCKY, 1996
KENTUCKY, 1993

Most Wins by a Coach in his First Year at a School:
35 — Tubby Smith, Kentucky, 1998 & John Calipari, Kentucky, 2010

NCAA Championships
1……………………………………..UCLA 11
2………………………………KENTUCKY 8
3……………………………………Indiana 5
………………………….North Carolina 5
5……………………………………….Duke 4

NCAA Final Fours
1. …………………………North Carolina 18
2………………………………………UCLA 17
3………………………………KENTUCKY 15
…………………………………………Duke 15
5. …………………………………..Kansas 14

NCAA Final Four Wins
1………………………………………UCLA 25
2……………………………..KENTUCKY 18
3……………………………………….Duke 15
………………………….North Carolina 15
5…………………………………….Kansas 14

NCAA Tournament Appearances
1……………………………..KENTUCKY 52
2. ……………………….North Carolina 43
3……………………………………..UCLA 42
4. …………………………………..Kansas 41
5. ……………………………….Louisville 38

Tournament Games
1………………………………KENTUCKY 157
2. ………………………..North Carolina 149
3. …………………………………..Kansas 132
4………………………………………UCLA 130
5. ………………………………………Duke 128

Tournament Wins
1……………………………….KENTUCKY 111
2. …………………………North Carolina 108
3. ………………………………………Duke 96
4………………………………………UCLA 95
5. ……………………………………Kansas 93

Tournament Winning Percentage
1. ……………………………………..Duke .750 (96-32)
2……………………………………….UCLA .731 (95-35)
3. …………………………North Carolina .725 (108-41)
4……………………………….KENTUCKY .707 (111-46)
5. ……………………………………Kansas .699 (93-40)

 

All-Time
Most Tournament Appearances: 52 – Kentucky
Most Tournament Games: 157 – Kentucky
Most Tournament Wins: 111 – Kentucky

Series
Most Assists in a Tournament: 143 – Kentucky, 1996 (6 games)
Most Blocks in a Tournament: 48 – Kentucky, 1998 (6 games)

Team
Fewest Points in a Final Four Game: 28 – Kentucky vs. Dartmouth (47), 1942
Most Blocks in a Tournament Game: 14 – Kentucky vs. UCLA, 1998
Most Blocks in a Tournament Game (Two Teams): 20 – Kentucky (14) vs. UCLA (6), 1998
Most Personal Fouls by Two Final Four Teams: 61 – Syracuse (30) vs. Kentucky (31), 1975

Individual
Highest FG%: 100.0% (Tied) – Kenny Walker (11-11) vs.Western Kentucky, 1986

Team – Championship Game
Largest Halftime Deficit Overcome: 10 – Kentucky (31) vs. Utah (41), 1998
Most Points Scored by Two Teams: 182 – Kentucky (94) vs. Duke (88), 1978
Most FG Made by Two Teams: 71 – UCLA (38) vs. Kentucky (33), 1975
Most 3FG: 12 – Kentucky vs. Syracuse, 1996 (12-27)
Most Disqualifications: 4 – Kentucky vs. Arizona, 1997
Most Blocks: 11 – Kentucky vs. Kansas, 2012

Individual – Championship Game
Blocks: 6 (Tied) – Anthony Davis vs. Kansas, 2012
Most 3FG: 7 (Tied) – Tony Delk (7-12) vs. Syracuse, 1996

NCAA Tournament Game Highs

Team Points
113, Mount Saint Mary’s (1995, 1st Round)
110, San Jose State (1996, 1st Round)
109, Notre Dame (1970, Sweet 16)
106, Florida State (1993, Elite 8)
106, Iowa State (1992, 2nd Round)
106, Austin Peay (1973, Sweet 16) [OT]

by Opponent
107 by Western Kentucky (1971, Sweet 16)
106 by Jacksonville (1970, Elite 8)
104 by Duke (1992, Elite 8) [OT]

Winning Margin
+46, Mount St. Mary’s, 1995 (1st Round) [113-67]
+44, Rider, 1993 (1st Round) [96-52]
+38, Montana, 1997 (1st Round) [92-54]
+38, San Jose State, 1996 (1st Round) [110-72]
+34, Wake Forest, 1993 (Sweet 16) [103-69]
+33, Notre Dame, 1958 (Elite 8) [89-56]

Individual Points
44, Dan Issel vs. Notre Dame (1970, Sweet 16)
41, Tayshaun Prince vs. Tulsa (2002, 2nd Round)
41, Jack Givens vs. Duke (1978, Finals)
36, Dan Issel vs. Miami, Ohio (1969, Reg. Cons.)
36, Dan Issel vs. Marquette (1968, Sweet 16)

by Opponent
52 by Austin Carr, Notre Dame (1970, Sweet 16)
36 by Henry Finkel, Dayton (1966, Sweet 16)
35 by Jim McDaniels, Western Kentucky (1971, Sweet 16)
34 by Carl Cain, Iowa (1956, Elite 8)
33 by Kent Benson, Indiana (1975, Elite 8)
33 by Jerry Lucas, Ohio State (1962, Elite 8)
33 by Jerry Lucas, Ohio State (1961, Elite 8)

Field Goals
18, Jack Givens vs. Duke (1978 Championship) [27 attempts]
17, Dan Issel vs. Notre Dame (1970 Sweet 16) [28 attempts]
15, Jim Andrews vs. Austin Peay (1973 Sweet 16) [19 attempts]
14, Tayshaun Prince vs. Tulsa (2002 2nd Round) [21 attempts]
14, Dan Issel vs. Marquette (1968 Sweet 16) [18 attempts]
14, Louie Dampier vs. Dayton (1966 Sweet 16) [23 attempts]
14, Bob Burrow vs. Wayne State (1956 Sweet 16)

by Opponent
22 by Austin Carr, Notre Dame (1970, 1st Round) [35 attempts]
15 by Henry Finkel, Dayton (1966, Sweet 16) [26 attempts]

Field Goal Attempts
30, Kevin Grevey vs. UCLA (1975 Championship) [13 made]
29, Bill Spivey vs. Kansas State (1951 Championship) [9 made
28, Dan Issel vs. Notre Dame (1970 Sweet 16) [17 made]
27, Jack Givens vs. Duke (1978 Championship) [18 made]
27, Pat Riley vs. Michigan (1966 Elite 8) [13 made]
27, Cotton Nash vs. Loyola (1964 Reg. Cons.) [11 made]

by Opponent
35 by Austin Carr, Notre Dame (1970, 1st Round) [22 made]
32 by Elgin Baylor, Seattle (1958, Nat. Championship) [9 made]
31 by James Williams, Austin Peay (1973, Sweet 16) [13 made]
29 by Don Hennon, Pittsburgh (1957, Sweet 16) [11 made]
26 by Ron Carter, VMI (1977, Sweet 16) [13 made]
26 by Henry Finkel, Dayton (1966, Sweet 16) [15 made]
26 by Bob Brown, Louisville (1951, 1st Round) [7 made]

Field Goal Percentage (min. 8 attempts)
1.000, Kenny Walker vs. W. Kentucky (1986, 2nd Round) [11-11]
.909, Travis Ford vs. Wake Forest (1993, Sweet 16) [10-11]
.900, DeMarcus Cousins vs. Wake Forest (2010, 2nd Rd.) [9-10]
.900, Patrick Patterson vs. E. Tenn. State (2010, 1st Rd.) [9-10]
.875, Josh Harrellson vs. Princeton (2011, 2nd Rd.) [7-8]
.875, Anthony Davis vs. Louisville (2012, Final Four) [7-8]

by Opponent
1.000 by Christian Laettner, Duke (1992, Elite 8) [10-of-10]
.900 by Ben Caton, Utah (1996, Sweet 16) [9-of-10]
.875 by Ric Cobb, Marqutte (1969, Sweet 16) [7-of-8]
.818 by Randy Ayers, Miami, Ohio (1978, Sweet 16) [9-of-11]

3-Point Field Goals
8, Eric Bledsoe vs. E. Tenn. State (2010, 1st Rd.) [9 attempts]
7, Tony Delk vs. Syracuse (1996 Championship) [12 attempts]
6, Tayshaun Prince vs. Tulsa (2002 2nd Round) [8 attempts]
6, Tayshaun Prince vs. Iowa (2001 2nd Round) [8 attempts]
5, 13 players (Last Doron Lamb 2012 3rd Round) [7 attempts]

by Opponent
6 by David Bluthenthal, USC (2001, Sweet 16) [9 attempts]
6 by Dean Oliver, Iowa (2001, 2nd Round) [9 attempts]
6 by Jeff Boschee, Kansas (1999, 2nd Round) [18 attempts]
6 by Tyler Brown, S. Carolina St. (1998, 1st Round) [10 attempts]

3-Point Field Goals Attempts
14, Tony Delk vs. North Carolina (1995 Elite 8) [5 made]
12, Scott Padgett vs. Arizona (1997 Championship) [3 made]
12, Tony Delk vs. Syracuse (1996 Championship) [7 made]
12, Tony Delk vs. Marquette (1994 2nd Round) [5 made]
11, Brandon Knight vs. UNC (2011 2nd Round) [5 made]

by Opponent
18 by Jeff Boschee, Kansas (1999, 2nd Round) [6 made]

3-Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 5 attempts)
1.000, Jamal Mashburn vs. Wake Forest (1993, Sweet 16) [5-5]
.889, Eric Bledsoe vs. E. Tenn. State (2010 1st Rd.) [8-9]
.833, Cameron Mills vs. St. Joseph’s (1997, Sweet 16) [5-6]
.833, Travis Ford vs. Wake Forest (1993, Sweet 16) [5-6]
.800, John Pelphrey vs. Iowa State (1992, 2nd Round) [4-5]

by Opponent
.833 by Shannon Brown, Michigan State (2005, Elite 8) [5-of-6]
.714 by Kirk Penney, Wisconsin (2003, Sweet 16) [5-of-7]
.667, five players

Free Throws
17, Roger Newman vs. Ohio State (1961 Elite 8) [22 attempts]
13, Scott Padgett vs. Kansas (1999 2nd Round) [17 attempts]
13, Rodrick Rhodes vs. Tenn. St. (1994 1st Round) [19 attempts]
13, Ed Davender vs. Maryland (1988 2nd Round) [14 attempts]
13, Kenny Walker vs. Washington (1985 1st Round) [15 attempts]

by Opponent
16 by John Riser, Pittsburgh (1957, Sweet 16) [17 attempts]
15 by Ron Bayless, Iowa State (1992, 2nd Round) [16 attempts]
14 by Miles Simon, Arizona (1997 Championship) [17 attempts]
14 by Dean Meminger, Marquette (1971, Reg. Consol.) [17 att.]
14 by Jim Coleman, Loyola (1964, Elite 8) [17 attempts]

Free Throw Attempts
22, Roger Newman vs. Ohio State (1961 Elite 8) [17 made]
19, Rodrick Rhodes vs. Tenn. St. (1994 1st Round) [13 made]
17, Scott Padgett vs. Kansas (1999 2nd Round) [13 made]
15, Kenny Walker vs. Washington (1985 1st Round) [13 made]
15, Vernon Hatton vs. Seattle (1958 Championship) [12 made]

by Opponent
18 by Robert Kendrick, Wayne State (1956 Sweet 16) [10 made]
17 by Miles Simon, Arizona (1997 Championship) [14 made]
17 by Dean Meminger, Marquette (1971, Reg. Consolation) [14 made]
17 by Jim Coleman, Loyola (1964, Elite 8) [14 made]
17 by John Riser, Pittsburgh (1957, Sweet 16) [16 made]

Free Throw Percentage (min. 8 attempts)
1.000, Dan Issel vs. Miami, Ohio (1969, Reg. Cons.) [12-of-12]
1.000, Bobby Perry vs. UAB (2006, 1st Round) [10-of-10]
1.000, Mike Casey vs. Marquette (1969, Sweet 16) [10-of-10]
1.000, Cliff Hawkins vs. Utah (2003, 2nd Round) [8-of-8]
1.000, Nazr Mohammed vs. S. Carolina St. (1998, 1st Round) [8-of-8]
1.000, Derek Anderson vs. Utah (1996, Sweet 16) [8-of-8]
1.000, Travis Ford vs. Tennessee State (1994, 1st Round) [8-of-8]
1.000, Adrian Smith vs. Notre Dame (1958, Elite 8) [8-of-8]
1.000 Doron Lamb vs. Indiana (2012, Sweet 16) [8-of-8]

by Opponent
1.000 by Jim McDaniels, W. Kentucky (1971 Sweet 16) [11-of-11]
1.000 by Christian Laettner, Duke (1992 Elite 8) [10-of-10]
1.000 by Justin Thigpen, Iowa State (1992, 2nd round) [9-of-9]
1.000 by Arthur Lee, Stanford (1998 Championship) [9-of-9]
1.000 by Otto Petty, Florida State (1972, Elite 8) [9-of-9]
1.000 by Cazzie Russell, Michigan (1966 Elite 8) [9-of-9]
1.000 by Marc Jackson, Utah (2003, 2nd Round) [8-of-8]
1.000 by Oliver Robinson, UAB (1981, 2nd Round) [8-of-8]
1.000 by Mike Gminski, Duke (1978, Championship) [8-of-8]
1.000 by Steve Krafcisin, North Carolina (1977, Sweet 16) [8-of-8]
1.000 by Quincy Acy, Baylor (2012, Elite 8) ( [8-of-8]

Rebounds
21, Bill Spivey vs. Kansas State (1951, Finals)
16, Jim Andrews vs. Marquette (1972, Sweet 16)
16, Dan Issel vs. Marquette (1968, Sweet 16)
16, Bill Lickert vs. Morehead State (1961, Sweet 16)
16, Johnny Cox vs. Seattle (1958, Finals)
16, Ed Beck vs. Michigan State (1957, Elite 8)
16, Bill Spivey vs. Illinois (1951, Final Four)

by Opponent
30 by Jerry Lucas, Ohio State (1961, Elite 8)
23 by Kent Benson, Indiana (1975, Elite 8)
20 by Artis Gilmore, Jacksonville (1970, Elite 8)
19 by Elgin Baylor, Seattle (1958, National Championship)
18 by Caswell Cyrus, St. Bonaventure (2000, 1st Round)
18 by Howard Jackson, Austin Peay (1973, Sweet 16)
18 by Les Hunter, Loyola (1964, Regional Consolation)
18 by Johnny Green, Michigan State (1957, Sweet 16)
18 by Bob Lochmuller, Louisville (1951, 1st Round)

Assists
14, Dicky Beal vs. BYU (1984, 2nd Round)
11, John Wall vs. E. Tennessee State (2010, 1st Round)
9, Wayne Turner vs. Saint Louis (1998, 2nd Round)
9, Sean Woods vs. Duke (1992, Elite 8) [OT]
9, Sean Woods vs. Iowa State (1992, 2nd Round)
9, Roger Harden vs. Alabama (1986, Sweet 16)
9, Dicky Beal vs. Louisville (1984, Sweet 16)
9, Scotty Baesler vs. Ohio State (1962, Elite 8)

by Opponent
14 by Andre McCarter, UCLA (1975, National Championship)
12 by Edgar Padilla, Massachusetts (1996, Final Four)
11 by Dwayne Wade, Marquette (2003, Elite 8)
11 by Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State (1999, Elite 8)
11 by Bruce Douglass, Illinois (1984, Elite 8)

Blocks
7, Anthony Davis vs. Western Kentucky (2012, 2nd Round)
6, Anthony Davis vs. Kansas (2012, National Championship)
6, Anthony Davis vs. Indiana (2012, Sweet 16)
6, Jamaal Magloire vs. UCLA (1998, Sweet 16)
6, Nazr Mohammed vs. UCLA (1998, Sweet 16)
4, DeMarcus Cousins vs. E. Tennessee State (2010, 1st Round)
4, Jamaal Magloire vs. Saint Louis (1998, 2nd Round)
4, Jamaal Magloire vs. Montana (1997, 1st Round)
4, Mark Pope vs. San Jose State (1996, 1st Round)
4, Andre Riddick vs. Rider (1993, 1st Round)
4, Melvin Turpin vs. Middle Tennessee State (1982, 1st Round)

Steals
6, Anthony Epps vs. San Jose State (1996, 1st Round)
6, Antoine Walker vs. San Jose State (1996, 1st Round)
6, Dicky Beal vs. Louisville (1984, Sweet 16)
5, Patrick Sparks vs. Connecticut (2006, 2nd Round)
5, Rajon Rondo vs. Eastern Kentucky (2005, 1st Round)
5, Anthony Epps vs. Minnesota (1997, Final 4)
5, Wayne Turner vs. Minnesota (1997, Final 4)
5, Wayne Turner vs. Utah (1997, Elite 8)
5, Wayne Turner vs. Montana (1997, 1st Round)
5, Anthony Epps vs. Tulane (1995, 2nd Round)
5, Rodrick Rhodes vs. Tennessee State (1994, 1st Round)