Kentucky Schedule
(1996-97)

Final Record: Won: 35; Lost: 5
Head Coach: Rick Pitino
Assistant Coaches: Jim O'Brien, Delray Brooks, Winston Bennett
Manager: Sean Alteri, J. David Bolen, Zach Goines, Sean Gray, Mike Howard, Tony Russell, Brian Stocker
Team Captain(s): Derek Anderson, Anthony Epps and Jared Prickett
Final Ranking: 5th by AP and 2nd by CNN/USA Today
Notes: NCAA Runners-Up; SEC Tournament Champions; Great Alaska Shootout Champions; Rick Pitino's Final Season
Participated as #1 Seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament

| Roster | Player Statistics | Game Statistics | Season Summary |

GamesFGFGA%3Pt
FG
3Pt
FGA
%FTFTA%OffDefTeamTotal
Reb
Asst.St.BSFTOTotal
Points
Kentucky4012382631.471287777.369562824.68259488213715757764802038025893325
Opponents408542147.398185589.314619922.6715038641711367484256997319072512

DateGameResultScoreNotes
11/4/1996Athletes in Action at KentuckyW79 - 62Exhibition
11/15/1996(#3) Kentucky vs. (#20) ClemsonL71 - 79 OTBCA Classic (at Indianapolis, IN)
11/20/1996Australia at KentuckyW84 - 51Exhibition
11/28/1996(#8) Kentucky vs. (#12) SyracuseW87 - 53Great Alaska Shootout (at Anchorage, AK)
11/29/1996(#8) Kentucky vs. Alaska AnchorageW104 - 72Great Alaska Shootout (at Anchorage, AK)
11/30/1996(#8) Kentucky vs. Coll. of CharlestonW92 - 65Great Alaska Shootout (at Anchorage, AK)
12/3/1996(#8) Kentucky vs. PurdueW101 - 87Great Eight (at Chicago, IL)
12/7/1996(#6) Kentucky vs. (#8) IndianaW99 - 65(at Louisville, KY)
12/9/1996Wright State at (#6) KentuckyW90 - 62-
12/14/1996Notre Dame at (#3) KentuckyW80 - 56-
12/21/1996(#3) Kentucky vs. Georgia TechW88 - 59Delta Air Lines Classic (at Atlanta, GA)
12/23/1996UNC Asheville at (#3) KentuckyW105 - 51-
12/28/1996(#3) Kentucky vs. Ohio StateW81 - 65Rock and Roll Shootout (at Cleveland, OH)
12/31/1996(#3) Kentucky at (#16) LouisvilleW74 - 54-
1/4/1997Tennessee at (#3) KentuckyW74 - 40-
1/7/1997Mississippi State at (#3) KentuckyW90 - 61-
1/9/1997Canisius at (#3) KentuckyW68 - 45-
1/11/1997(#3) Kentucky at MississippiL69 - 73-
1/14/1997(#3) Kentucky at (#24) GeorgiaW86 - 65-
1/18/1997Auburn at (#5) KentuckyW77 - 53-
1/22/1997(#3) Kentucky vs. VanderbiltW58 - 46(at Cincinnati, OH)
1/26/1997(#3) Kentucky at ArkansasW83 - 73-
1/29/1997(#3) Kentucky at FloridaW92 - 65-
2/1/1997Georgia at (#3) KentuckyW82 - 57-
2/4/1997(#3) Kentucky at (#25) South CarolinaL79 - 84 OT-
2/6/1997Western Carolina at (#3) KentuckyW82 - 55-
2/9/1997(#18) Villanova at (#3) KentuckyW93 - 56-
2/12/1997Louisiana State at (#4) KentuckyW84 - 48-
2/15/1997Florida at (#4) KentuckyW85 - 56-
2/19/1997(#3) Kentucky at AlabamaW75 - 61-
2/22/1997(#3) Kentucky at VanderbiltW82 - 79-
2/25/1997(#3) Kentucky at TennesseeW74 - 64-
3/2/1997(#6) South Carolina at (#3) KentuckyL66 - 72-
3/7/1997(#6) Kentucky vs. AuburnW92 - 50SEC Tournament (at Memphis, TN)
3/8/1997(#6) Kentucky vs. MississippiW88 - 70SEC Tournament (at Memphis, TN)
3/9/1997(#6) Kentucky vs. (#24) GeorgiaW95 - 68SEC Tournament Championship (at Memphis, TN)
3/13/1997(#5) Kentucky vs. MontanaW92 - 54NCAA West Regional First Round (at Salt Lake City, UT)
3/15/1997(#5) Kentucky vs. IowaW75 - 69NCAA West Regional Second Round (at Salt Lake City, UT)
3/20/1997(#5) Kentucky vs. (#12) St. JosephsW83 - 68NCAA West Regional Semifinals (at San Jose, CA)
3/22/1997(#5) Kentucky vs. (#2) UtahW72 - 59NCAA West Regional Finals (at San Jose, CA)
3/29/1997(#5) Kentucky vs. (#3) MinnesotaW78 - 69NCAA Final Four (at Indianapolis, IN)
3/31/1997(#5) Kentucky vs. (#15) ArizonaL79 - 84 OTNCAA Championship (at Indianapolis, IN)


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