Kentucky will honor former coach Tubby Smith with retired jersey

plans to honor former coach Tubby Smith, who led the Wildcats to the 1998 men’s basketball championship and multiple Southeastern Conference titles, by retiring a jersey later this year.

The ceremony is set for Kentucky’s Dec. 31 home game against High Point, where Smith currently coaches.

Smith coached the Wildcats from 1997 to 2007 and guided the ”Comeback Cats” through several double-digit deficits in the 1998 tournament to win the title in his first season, when he went 35-4. Smith had a 263-83 overall record with the program and won either a regular season or tournament title seven times in 10 years.

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