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Preview: Kentucky vs. Stanford in the Cancun Challenge finals

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No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Last School)
11  Andy Brown F 6-8 225 FR Yorba Linda, CA (Mater Dei HS)
40  Elliott Bullock F/C 6-11 220 SO Salt Lake City, UT (Olympus HS)
15  Matei Daian C 6-10 240 SO Bucharest, Romania (Saint Sava National College)
32  Da'Veed Dildy G 6-4 190 JR Chicago, IL (Martin Luther King HS)
Landry Fields G/F 6-7 210 SR Long Beach, CA (Los Alamitos HS)
45  Jeremy Green G 6-4 190 SO Austin, TX (Bowie HS)
23  Gabriel Harris G 6-2 185 FR Birmingham, AL (The Altamont School)
13  Emmanuel Igbinosa G 6-2 185 SR Houston, TX (Bellaire HS)
22  Jarrett Mann G 6-3 185 SO Middletown, DE (Blair Academy HS)
24  Josh Owens F/C 6-8 220 JR Kennesaw, GA (Exeter Academy)
10  Drew Shiller G 6-0 180 SR Burlingame, CA (San Francisco)
50  Jack Trotter F 6-9 220 SO Moraga, CA (Campolindo HS)
34  Andrew Zimmermann F 6-9 215 SO Oostburg, WI (Foothill College)
Basketball Staff
Johnny Dawkins – The Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball
Dick Davey – Associate Head Coach
Rodney Tention – Assistant Coach
Mike Schrage – Assistant Coach
Jeff LaMere – Assistant A.D./Dir. of Basketball Operations
Charles Payne – Dir. of Student-Athlete Development/External Rel.
Frederick Alexander – Academic/Video Assistant
Keith D'Amelio – Intercollegiate Athletic Development Specialist
Tomoo Yamada – Athletic Trainer


This is the first meeting between (5-0) and Stanford (3-2) since the Wildcats beat the Cardinal 86-85 in overtime in the 1998 Final Four, setting the stage for Kentucky's last NCAA championship. The Wildcats also won the only other meeting between the schools by the slimmest of margins – 78-77 in Lexington during the 1973-74 season.  Read article.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On March 2, 1970, Dan Issel scored 42 points against Auburn.


On March 2, 1991, before a crowd of 24,310, the then-largest crowd in Rupp arena history, the Wildcats closed out the 1990-91 season with a 22-6 overall record. Although UK was ineligible for the SEC title because of probation, the Wildcats secured the best record in the league (14-4) with a 114-93 win over Auburn to end its two-year probation. A ceremony and parade followed.


On March 2, 1996, with a 101-63 victory over Vanderbilt in Rupp Arena on Senior Day, UK became the first team in 40 years to finish with a perfect record in the SEC, a 16-0 sweep. It was the Wildcats’ 25th win in a row, tying the school record for consecutive wins in a season. Two games later, they set the new record at 27 games.


On March 2, 2012, Darius Miller, in his final performance at Rupp Arena, led Kentucky in scoring with 17 points on Senior Night in a 30-point win over Georgia.


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