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1977-1978 Kentucky Basketball Statistics

Record: 30-2 (16-2, 1st in SEC)
Rank: 1st in the Final AP Poll
Coach: Joe B. Hall

NCAA Tournament:
Won Mideast First Round (85-76) versus Florida State
Won Mideast Regional Semifinal (91-69) versus Miami (OH)
Won Mideast Regional Final (52-49) versus Michigan State
Won National Semifinal (64-59) versus Arkansas
Won National Final (94-88) versus Duke


Team – Per Game
G MP FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 32 32.5 60.1 .541 19.2 25.3 .759 36.6 17.3 17.0 22.9 84.2
Opponent 32 27.4 59.0 .465 14.9 22.4 .666 31.3 16.0 18.4 23.6 69.8

Team – Totals

G MP FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 32 1040 1922 .541 613 808 .759 1171 554 544 733 2693
Opponent 32 878 1889 .465 478 718 .666 1000 512 588 756 2234

Individual – Per Game

Rk Player G GS MP FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 32 32 32.1 7.4 13.4 .553 3.2 4.2 .761 6.8 2.5 1.6 3.0 18.1
2 32 32 28.6 5.2 8.2 .635 3.9 5.5 .720 8.2 1.9 2.1 2.6 14.4
3 31 31 35.4 4.6 8.6 .536 3.7 4.2 .891 2.5 5.7 2.2 2.4 12.9
4 31 2 22.4 4.4 7.7 .569 2.5 3.4 .743 5.3 1.2 2.6 3.0 11.3
5 31 30 19.5 4.0 6.8 .595 2.1 2.8 .759 4.7 0.9 2.4 2.9 10.2
6 32 29 24.6 2.8 6.0 .466 1.3 1.7 .774 0.9 2.3 2.0 2.3 6.9
7 Chuck Aleksinas 27 0 8.0 1.4 2.4 .569 0.9 1.3 .694 2.2 0.1 0.9 1.4 3.7
8 Jay Shidler 29 2 14.7 1.4 3.5 .412 0.8 0.9 .852 0.8 1.5 1.3 1.8 3.7
9 Fred Cowan 19 0 4.5 0.8 1.6 .500 0.3 0.5 .667 0.9 0.1 0.4 0.9 1.9
10 LaVon Williams 31 1 8.8 0.7 1.8 .375 0.5 0.9 .607 2.0 0.4 0.9 1.9 1.9
11 Dwane Casey 26 0 6.8 0.5 1.3 .382 0.2 0.4 .600 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.1 1.2
12 Tim Stephens 19 1 5.6 0.4 1.3 .333 0.3 0.4 .857 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.1 1.2
13 Scott Courts 13 0 2.3 0.3 0.5 .667 0.2 0.5 .333 0.8 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.8
14 Chris Gettelfinger 9 0 1.3 0.1 0.3 .333 0.0 0.2 .000 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Individual – Totals

Rk Player G GS MP FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Jack Givens 32 32 1028 238 430 .553 102 134 .761 217 80 52 95 578
2 Rick Robey 32 32 915 167 263 .635 126 175 .720 261 62 67 83 460
3 Kyle Macy 31 31 1097 143 267 .536 115 129 .891 76 178 68 75 401
4 James Lee 31 2 694 136 239 .569 78 105 .743 165 37 81 94 350
5 Mike Phillips 31 30 603 125 210 .595 66 87 .759 145 27 74 90 316
6 Truman Claytor 32 29 788 90 193 .466 41 53 .774 28 74 64 75 221
7 Jay Shidler 29 2 427 42 102 .412 23 27 .852 23 43 39 52 107
8 Chuck Aleksinas 27 0 216 37 65 .569 25 36 .694 60 4 25 37 99
9 LaVon Williams 31 1 272 21 56 .375 17 28 .607 63 11 27 59 59
10 Fred Cowan 19 0 86 15 30 .500 6 9 .667 17 2 8 17 36
11 Dwane Casey 26 0 177 13 34 .382 6 10 .600 17 21 17 29 32
12 Tim Stephens 19 1 106 8 24 .333 6 7 .857 11 14 12 20 22
13 Scott Courts 13 0 30 4 6 .667 2 6 .333 11 0 5 7 10
14 Chris Gettelfinger 9 0 12 1 3 .333 0 2 .000 1 1 2 0 2
School Totals 32 1040 1922 .541 613 808 .759 1171 554 544 733 2693

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
1 Sat, Nov 26, 1977 REG Southern Methodist SWC W 110 86 1 0 W 1 Rupp Arena
2 Mon, Dec 5, 1977 REG Indiana Big Ten W 78 64 2 0 W 2 Rupp Arena
3 Sat, Dec 10, 1977 REG @ Kansas (19) Big 8 W 73 66 3 0 W 3 Allen Fieldhouse
4 Mon, Dec 12, 1977 REG South Carolina Ind W 84 65 4 0 W 4 Rupp Arena
5 Fri, Dec 16, 1977 REG Portland State Ind W 114 88 5 0 W 5 Rupp Arena
6 Sat, Dec 17, 1977 REG St. John's (NY) NJNY7 W 102 72 6 0 W 6 Rupp Arena
7 Fri, Dec 23, 1977 REG Iona Ind W 104 65 7 0 W 7 Rupp Arena
8 Sat, Dec 31, 1977 REG N Notre Dame (4) Ind W 73 68 8 0 W 8 Freedom Hall
9 Mon, Jan 2, 1978 REG Vanderbilt SEC W 72 59 9 0 W 9 Rupp Arena
10 Sat, Jan 7, 1978 REG @ Florida SEC W 86 67 10 0 W 10 Florida Gymnasium
11 Mon, Jan 9, 1978 REG @ Auburn SEC W 101 77 11 0 W 11 Beard-Eaves-Memorial
12 Sat, Jan 14, 1978 REG Louisiana State SEC W 96 76 12 0 W 12 Rupp Arena
13 Mon, Jan 16, 1978 REG Mississippi SEC W 76 56 13 0 W 13 Rupp Arena
14 Sat, Jan 21, 1978 REG @ Mississippi State SEC W 75 65 14 0 W 14 Humphrey Coliseum
15 Mon, Jan 23, 1978 REG @ Alabama SEC L 62 78 14 1 L 1 Coleman Coliseum
16 Mon, Jan 30, 1978 REG Georgia SEC W 90 73 15 1 W 1 Rupp Arena
17 Sat, Feb 4, 1978 REG Florida SEC W 88 61 16 1 W 2 Rupp Arena
18 Mon, Feb 6, 1978 REG Auburn SEC W 104 81 17 1 W 3 Rupp Arena
19 Sat, Feb 11, 1978 REG @ Louisiana State SEC L 94 95 OT 17 2 L 1 Maravich Assembly Center
20 Mon, Feb 13, 1978 REG @ Mississippi SEC W 64 52 18 2 W 1 C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum
21 Wed, Feb 15, 1978 REG Tennessee SEC W 90 77 19 2 W 2 Rupp Arena
22 Sat, Feb 18, 1978 REG Mississippi State SEC W 58 56 20 2 W 3 Rupp Arena
23 Mon, Feb 20, 1978 REG Alabama SEC W 97 84 21 2 W 4 Rupp Arena
24 Sat, Feb 25, 1978 REG @ Tennessee SEC W 68 57 22 2 W 5 Stokely Center
25 Mon, Feb 27, 1978 REG @ Georgia SEC W 78 67 23 2 W 6 Stegeman Coliseum
26 Sat, Mar 4, 1978 REG Nevada-Las Vegas Ind W 92 70 24 2 W 7 Rupp Arena
27 Mon, Mar 6, 1978 REG @ Vanderbilt SEC W 78 68 25 2 W 8 Memorial Gymnasium
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
28 Sat, Mar 11, 1978 NCAA N Florida State (13) Metro W 85 76 26 2 W 9 Stokely Center
29 Thu, Mar 16, 1978 NCAA N Miami (OH) (19) MAC W 91 69 27 2 W 10 University of Dayton Arena
30 Sat, Mar 18, 1978 NCAA N Michigan State (4) Big Ten W 52 49 28 2 W 11 University of Dayton Arena
31 Sat, Mar 25, 1978 NCAA N Arkansas (5) SWC W 64 59 29 2 W 12 St. Louis Arena
32 Mon, Mar 27, 1978 NCAA N Duke (7) ACC W 94 88 30 2 W 13 St. Louis Arena