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1954-1955 Kentucky Basketball Statistics

Record: 23-3 (12-2, 1st in SEC)
Rank: 2nd in the Final AP Poll
Coach: Adolph Rupp

NCAA Tournament:
Lost East Regional Semifinal (79-71) versus Marquette
Won East Regional Third Place (84-59) versus Penn State

Team – Per Game

  G MP FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 26   30.0 81.7 .368 16.3 26.0 .630 64.6         18.5 76.4
Opponent 26   20.3 67.0 .303 20.5 31.7 .648 43.1         15.4 61.1
  G MP FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 26   781 2123 .368 425 675 .630 1680         481 1987
Opponent 26   527 1741 .303 534 824 .648 1120         400 1588

 

Individual – Per Game

Rk Player G GS MP FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bob Burrow 26   36.7 7.6 18.2 .419 3.8 6.1 .623 17.7         2.5 19.0
2 Bill Evans 24   35.7 5.3 14.3 .368 3.4 4.5 .743 8.5         2.9 13.9
3 Phil Grawemeyer 20   32.9 5.2 15.2 .343 2.6 3.7 .703 13.5         3.2 13.0
4 Jerry Bird 26   33.2 4.6 12.1 .378 1.5 2.9 .533 10.8         2.5 10.7
5 Gayle Rose 24   22.8 2.8 7.8 .355 1.9 3.3 .563 2.7         2.7 7.4
6 John Brewer 18   17.0 2.3 6.8 .341 1.0 1.3 .783 4.1         1.5 5.7
7 Gerry Calvert 16   9.5 1.3 3.0 .438 1.1 1.9 .567 2.0         1.4 3.7
8 Earl Adkins 15   8.3 1.3 4.3 .308 0.7 1.1 .588 1.9         1.3 3.3
9 Ray Mills 23   10.1 1.1 4.0 .280 0.9 1.6 .568 4.2         1.3 3.2
10 Paul Corum 9   2.3 0.6 1.1 .500 0.2 0.4 .500 0.7         0.2 1.3
11 Harold Hurst 3   1.7 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.0 0.0   0.3         0.3 0.7
12 Dan Chandler 5   3.4 0.2 0.6 .333 0.2 0.8 .250 0.4         1.4 0.6

 

Individual – Totals

Rk Player G GS MP FG FGA FG% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bob Burrow 26   954 198 473 .419 99 159 .623 459         64 495
2 Bill Evans 24   856 126 342 .368 81 109 .743 204         69 333
3 Jerry Bird 26   863 119 315 .378 40 75 .533 282         65 278
4 Phil Grawemeyer 20   658 104 303 .343 52 74 .703 270         63 260
5 Gayle Rose 24   547 66 186 .355 45 80 .563 64         64 177
6 John Brewer 18   306 42 123 .341 18 23 .783 74         27 102
7 Ray Mills 23   232 26 93 .280 21 37 .568 96         30 73
8 Gerry Calvert 16   152 21 48 .438 17 30 .567 32         23 59
9 Earl Adkins 15   125 20 65 .308 10 17 .588 28         19 50
10 Paul Corum 9   21 5 10 .500 2 4 .500 6         2 12
11 Dan Chandler 5   17 1 3 .333 1 4 .250 2         7 3
12 Harold Hurst 3   5 1 1 1.000 0 0   1         1 2
  School Totals 26     781 2123 .368 425 675 .630 1680         481 1987

 

Schedule and Results

G Date Type   Opponent Conf   Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
1 Sat, Dec 4, 1954 REG   Louisiana State SEC W 74 58   1 0 W 1 Memorial Coliseum
2 Sat, Dec 11, 1954 REG @ Xavier Ind W 73 69   2 0 W 2 Schmidt Fieldhouse
3 Sat, Dec 18, 1954 REG   Temple Ind W 79 61   3 0 W 3 Memorial Coliseum
4 Tue, Dec 21, 1954 REG   Utah (2) MSAC W 70 65   4 0 W 4 Memorial Coliseum
5 Wed, Dec 22, 1954 REG   La Salle (4) Ind W 63 54   5 0 W 5 Memorial Coliseum
6 Thu, Dec 30, 1954 REG   Saint Louis MVC W 82 65   6 0 W 6 Memorial Coliseum
7 Sat, Jan 1, 1955 REG @ Temple Ind W 101 69   7 0 W 7 Convention Hall
8 Sat, Jan 8, 1955 REG   Georgia Tech SEC L 58 59   7 1 L 1 Memorial Coliseum
9 Mon, Jan 10, 1955 REG   DePaul Ind W 92 59   8 1 W 1 Memorial Coliseum
10 Sat, Jan 15, 1955 REG @ Tulane SEC W 58 44   9 1 W 2 Avron B. Fogelman Arena
11 Mon, Jan 17, 1955 REG @ Louisiana State SEC W 64 62   10 1 W 3 John Parker Memorial Coliseum
12 Sat, Jan 22, 1955 REG @ Tennessee SEC W 84 66   11 1 W 4 Alumni Memorial Gymnasium
13 Sat, Jan 29, 1955 REG @ Vanderbilt (18) SEC W 75 71   12 1 W 5 Memorial Gymnasium
14 Mon, Jan 31, 1955 REG @ Georgia Tech SEC L 59 65   12 2 L 1 Heisman Gymnasium
15 Thu, Feb 3, 1955 REG   Florida SEC W 87 63   13 2 W 1 Memorial Coliseum
16 Sat, Feb 5, 1955 REG @ Mississippi SEC W 84 66   14 2 W 2 Ellis Auditorium
17 Mon, Feb 7, 1955 REG @ Mississippi State SEC W 61 56   15 2 W 3 McCarthy Gymnasium
18 Wed, Feb 9, 1955 REG   Georgia SEC W 86 40   16 2 W 4 Memorial Coliseum
19 Mon, Feb 14, 1955 REG   Xavier Ind W 66 55   17 2 W 5 Memorial Coliseum
20 Sat, Feb 19, 1955 REG @ DePaul Ind W 76 72   18 2 W 6 Chicago Stadium
21 Mon, Feb 21, 1955 REG   Vanderbilt (14) SEC W 77 59   19 2 W 7 Memorial Coliseum
22 Sat, Feb 26, 1955 REG   Auburn SEC W 93 59   20 2 W 8 Memorial Coliseum
23 Mon, Feb 28, 1955 REG   Alabama (11) SEC W 66 52   21 2 W 9 Memorial Coliseum
24 Sat, Mar 5, 1955 REG   Tennessee SEC W 104 61   22 2 W 10 Memorial Coliseum
25 Fri, Mar 11, 1955 NCAA N Marquette (8) Ind L 71 79   22 3 L 1 Welsh-Ryan Arena
26 Sat, Mar 12, 1955 NCAA N Penn State Ind W 84 59   23 3 W 1 Welsh-Ryan Arena

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.