Kentucky Basketball: The Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball team is an American College Basketball team. It represents the University of Kentucky.
The Wildcats are the most successful NCAA Division I basketball program. In the history, they have achieved the highest number of wins of all time (2,178) and the highest percentage of wins of all time (76.4%).
Kentucky also takes the NCAA record 54 seasons, and it is the second most successful team in the 8-win tournament. They are only 11 titles behind from UCLA Bruins.
Also, this team has played in 17 “Final Fours” (tied for second place with UCLA Bruins and second only to North Carolina Tar Heels, with 18).
Kentucky is the only program with 5 different NCAA Championship coaches (Rupp, Hall, Pitino, Smith, Calipari).
This basketball team leads all the schools – NCAA tournament wins 131 times, NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances 45 times, NCAA Tournament Appearances 59 times, NCAA Tournament games played 184 times, NCAA Elite Eight appearances 38 times, and total postseason tournament appearances 68 times.
The team of Kentucky also leads all schools with 63 20-win seasons, 16 30-win seasons, and 6 35-win seasons.
Players and coaches:
They have 42 men’s basketball players, contributors, and coaches honored in Rupp Arena. According to NCAA rules, they wear only those jersey that contains digits from 0 to 5.
Titles won so far:
So far Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball team has won following titles:
NCAA Basketball Championship: 8 titles (1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998 and 2012).
Throughout the history of the team, the Kentucky Basketball program has features many successful and notable players both on the professional and collegiate levels. Find more about NCAA here.
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