| Wins against Kentucky - 7 | Losses against Kentucky - 7 |
Alma Mater: Creighton 
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa and Spalding, NE
Date Born: December 20, 1902
Date Died: December 5, 1980
Overall Record: 435-231 [26 Seasons]
|3/11/1961||Kentucky vs. Marquette||L||72 - 88||(at Chicago, IL)|
|3/14/1959||Kentucky vs. Marquette||W||98 - 69||NCAA Mideast Regional [Consolation] (at Evanston, IL)|
|12/14/1957||Kentucky at St. Louis||W||73 - 60||-|
|12/10/1956||St. Louis at Kentucky||L||70 - 71||-|
|12/28/1955||Kentucky at St. Louis||W||101 - 80||-|
|12/30/1954||St. Louis at Kentucky||W||82 - 65||-|
|12/18/1953||Kentucky at St. Louis||W||71 - 59||-|
|12/29/1951||Kentucky vs. St. Louis||L||60 - 61||Sugar Bowl Championship (at New Orleans, LA)|
|12/29/1950||Kentucky vs. St. Louis||L||42 - 43 OT||Sugar Bowl (at New Orleans, LA)|
|12/30/1948||Kentucky vs. St. Louis||L||40 - 42||Sugar Bowl Championship (at New Orleans, LA)|
|12/19/1940||Kentucky at Creighton||L||45 - 54||-|
|1/8/1937||Creighton at Kentucky||W||59 - 36||-|
|2/22/1936||Creighton at Kentucky||L||29 - 31||-|
|2/21/1936||Creighton at Kentucky||W||68 - 38||-|
Obituary - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (December 7, 1980)
Hickey Dies at 77; Ex-Bills' Coach
The Little General of basketball is dead.
Edward S. "Eddie" Hickey, the 5-foot-5 giant who coached winning basketball teams at St. Louis University, Marquette and Creighton died Friday night in a Mesa, Arizona hospital of a heart attack.
He was 77.
Hickey, who had retired from coaching after the 1964 season at Marquette was preparing to attend a college basketball game Friday evening when he suddenly fell ill at his Mesa, Ariz. home, said his son, Patrick E. Hickey of Florissant. He died about 10 p.m. St. Louis time.
Mr. Hickey had retired to Mesa two years ago after suffering a heart attack. Funeral arrangements were incomplete late Saturday.
Hickey was honored last April when he was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame at Springfield, Mass. He was inducted along with such notables as DePaul Coach Ray Meyer and former National Basketball Association great Wilt Chamberlain.
St. Louis was never known as a basketball town until Hickey arrived to coach the St. Louis University Billikens in 1947. Hickey and All-America Ed Macauley changed all that in one season.
The 1947-48 Bills won the NIT with a lineup known as Hickey's "Paddycake Boys" - Macauley, Marv Schatzman, Joe Ossola, Bob Schmidt and Lou Lehman.
Hickey once recalled that his team "hummed the ball around so fast people said they looked like they were paddycaking." The NIT championship team finished with a record of 24-3.
In 11 seasons with the Billikens, Hickey sent seven teams to the NIT tournament and two to the NCAA. The Bills also won the Sugar Bowl tournament twice and the Cotton Bowl championship once.
His 11-year record at St. Louis U. was 211-89, still the school's best.
He moved to Marquette after leaving St. Louis U. in 1958. His six-year record with Marquette was 92-70 record. In his first year at Marquette, the Warriors won 22 games and Hickey was selected by the United States Basketball Writers as "Coach of the Year."
Hickey started coaching at Creighton Prep in Omaha in 1927. His 38-year coaching record was 570-268.
Hickey was also credited with introducing the fast break into the game.
Hickey was a charter member of the National Football Foundation; was named to the Helms National Foundation Basketball Hall of Fame; and was a past president of the National Basketball Coaches Association.
He was born in Reynolds, Nebraska, Dec. 20, 1902. He prepped at Spaulding Nebraska Academy and Trinity College in Sioux City, Iowa. He received a Bachelor of Law degree from Creighton University in 1926.
He is survived by his widow, Ethyl, of Mesa; two sons, Patrick and Edwards S. "Mike" Hickey of Anderson, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
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