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1956-1957 Kentucky Basketball Roster

Seated (l to r): Coach Adolph Rupp, Ray Mills, Lincoln Collinsworth, Adrian Smith, Gerry Calvert, Bill Cassady, Harold Ross, John Crigler, Assistant Coach Harry Lancaster

Standing: Jay Bayless, John Brewer, Johnny Cox, Bill Smith, Dick Howe, Ed Beck, Vernon Hatton, Earl Adkins, John Hardwick, Manager Ken Lehkamp

#PlayerPositionHometown (Last School)HtWt
10Lincoln CollinsworthGuardSalyersville, KY6'3"185
10Gerry CalvertGuardMaysville, KY (High)5'11"160
12Billy Ray CassadyForward-GuardInez, KY6'2"191
14Phil JohnsonForward-CenterLexington, KY (University High)6'5"190
20Dick HoweCenter-ForwardCarbondale, IL (Carbondale Community)6'5"210
24Johnny CoxForwardHazard, KY (High)6'4"185
32John CriglerForwardHebron, KY (High)6'3"180
33Harold RossGuard-ForwardHickman, KY6'3"175
34Ed BeckCenterFort Valley, GA6'7"188
40Earl AdkinsGuardAshland, KY (High)6'4"180
50Adrian SmithAdrian SmithGuardFarmington, KY6'0"178
50Jay BaylessForwardKnoxville, TN (Fulton)6'4"205
52Vernon HattonGuardLexington, KY (Lafayette)6'3"195
55Ray MillsForwardManchester, KY (Clay County)6'4"200
66John HardwickGuardLexington, KY (University High)6'3"185
70John BrewerGuardLouisville, KY (Eastern)6'3"180
88Bill SmithForwardWalton, KY6'5"200

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On December 10, 1951, Bob Burrow collected 34 rebounds against Temple for the most rebounds ever in a single game by a Kentucky player.


On December 10, 1977, as top-ranked UK is defeating Kansas on “Adolph Rupp Night” in Allen Field House on Naismith Drive in Lawrence, Kansas, Rupp dies. Thousands would participate in the funeral procession in Lexington.


On December 10, 2011, Indiana's Christian Watford hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer in Assembly Hall to stun No. 1 Kentucky.  It's only the second time Indiana had beaten a top-ranked team at Assembly Hall.


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