Upsets by Kentucky

This lists upsets by Kentucky based on AP Ranking. The difference between the AP rank of UK's opponent and UK is used. In the case of Kentucky not being ranked, a ranking of one plus the number of ranked teams in that particular year is used. This estimate may severly understate some upsets.

DateOpponentResultScoreUK AP
Rank
Opp AP
Rank
Notes
1/22/2008Tennessee at KentuckyW72 - 66NR3-
1/16/2001Tennessee at KentuckyW84 - 74NR4-
12/23/1999Michigan State at KentuckyW60 - 58NR5-
12/2/2000Kentucky at North CarolinaW93 - 76NR6-
12/17/2005Louisville at KentuckyW73 - 61234-
2/6/2001Florida at KentuckyW71 - 70NR8-
12/13/1960Kentucky vs. North CarolinaW70 - 655(at Greensboro, NC)
3/1/2006Kentucky at TennesseeW80 - 78NR11-
3/4/2000Florida at KentuckyW85 - 70228-
2/15/1990Louisiana State at KentuckyW100 - 95NR12-
12/30/1975Kentucky vs. Notre DameW79 - 77185(at Louisville, KY)
3/2/1979Kentucky vs. Louisiana StateW80 - 67NR8SEC Tournament (at Birmingham, AL)
1/12/2008Vanderbilt at KentuckyW79 - 73 2 OTNR13-
1/29/1973Kentucky at AlabamaW95 - 93NR9-
3/16/1985Kentucky vs. UNLVW64 - 61NR9NCAA West Regional Second Round (at Salt Lake City, UT)
2/7/1987Kentucky at AlabamaW70 - 69NR9-
12/30/1978Kentucky vs. Notre DameW81 - 76132(at Louisville, KY)
3/16/1972Kentucky vs. MarquetteW85 - 69187NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinals (at Dayton, OH)
3/25/2011Kentucky vs. Ohio StateW62 - 60111NCAA East Regional Semifinals (at Newark, NJ)
12/28/1959Ohio State at KentuckyW96 - 93133-
3/6/1999Kentucky vs. AuburnW69 - 57144SEC Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)
12/21/2002Kentucky vs. IndianaW70 - 64166(at Louisville, KY)
12/31/1984Kentucky vs. KansasW92 - 89NR11(at Louisville, KY)
3/12/1994Kentucky vs. ArkansasW90 - 78101SEC Tournament (at Memphis, TN)
3/1/1987Oklahoma at KentuckyW75 - 74NR12-
2/26/2011Florida at KentuckyW76 - 682213-
2/1/2000Tennessee at KentuckyW81 - 68146-
3/1/1981Louisiana State at KentuckyW73 - 7192-
12/23/1961Kansas State at KentuckyW80 - 67NR4UKIT Championship
3/24/1983Kentucky vs. IndianaW64 - 59125NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinals (at Knoxville, TN)
2/14/2001Kentucky at TennesseeW103 - 952215-
1/3/1987Kentucky at AuburnW63 - 60115-
12/9/1974Kentucky vs. North CarolinaW90 - 78159(at Louisville, KY)
1/18/2003Notre Dame at KentuckyW88 - 731610-
12/7/2002Kentucky at North CarolinaW98 - 811812-
2/4/2003Florida at KentuckyW70 - 5561-
12/9/1978Kansas at KentuckyW67 - 66 OT105-
1/29/2002Kentucky at FloridaW70 - 68105-
12/7/1991Kentucky vs. IndianaW76 - 74149(at Indianapolis, IN)
3/6/1976Alabama at KentuckyW90 - 85NR16-
2/10/1979Alabama at KentuckyW80 - 71NR16-
3/22/1975Kentucky vs. IndianaW92 - 9051NCAA Mideast Regional Finals (at Dayton, OH)
12/15/1979Indiana at KentuckyW69 - 5851-
12/30/1976Kentucky vs. Notre DameW102 - 7862(at Louisville, KY)
3/21/1958Kentucky vs. TempleW61 - 6095NCAA Final Four (at Louisville, KY)
3/27/2011Kentucky vs. North CarolinaW76 - 69117NCAA East Regional Finals (at Newark, NJ)
3/11/2001Kentucky vs. MississippiW77 - 551511SEC Tournament Championship (at Nashville, TN)
12/28/1974Kentucky vs. Notre DameW113 - 961713(at Louisville, KY)
1/5/1985N. C. State at KentuckyW78 - 62NR17-
1/21/1989Kentucky at TennesseeW66 - 65NR17-
3/22/1997Kentucky vs. UtahW72 - 5952NCAA West Regional Finals (at San Jose, CA)
12/12/1998Maryland at KentuckyW103 - 9152-
1/29/1977Kentucky at AlabamaW87 - 8563-
12/21/1956Southern Methodist at KentuckyW73 - 6774UKIT
2/12/1968Tennessee at KentuckyW60 - 5985-
1/20/1975Alabama at KentuckyW74 - 69107-
12/23/1978Syracuse at KentuckyW94 - 87118UKIT [Consolation]
3/2/2002Florida at KentuckyW70 - 67118-
3/13/2011Kentucky vs. FloridaW70 - 541512SEC Tournament Championship (at Atlanta, GA)
2/12/1992Alabama at KentuckyW107 - 831916-
2/26/1973Alabama at KentuckyW111 - 95NR18-
1/25/1987Navy at KentuckyW80 - 69NR18-
3/29/1997Kentucky vs. MinnesotaW78 - 6953NCAA Final Four (at Indianapolis, IN)
3/22/1998Kentucky vs. DukeW86 - 8453NCAA South Regional Finals (at St. Petersburg, FL)
12/22/1956Illinois at KentuckyW91 - 7075UKIT Championship
2/22/1975Kentucky at AlabamaW84 - 7975-
12/22/1962West Virginia at KentuckyW79 - 7597UKIT Championship
2/23/1963Auburn at KentuckyW78 - 59NR9-
2/13/1982Kentucky at AlabamaW72 - 621210-
2/28/1988Syracuse at KentuckyW62 - 581210-
1/5/1991Louisiana State at KentuckyW93 - 801614-
12/23/1974Kentucky vs. KansasW100 - 632018(at Louisville, KY)
1/22/1972Tennessee at KentuckyW72 - 70NR19-
2/23/1979Vanderbilt at KentuckyW96 - 70NR19-
1/13/2009Kentucky at TennesseeW90 - 72NR24-
3/30/1996Kentucky vs. MassachusettsW81 - 7421NCAA Final Four (at East Rutherford, NJ)
2/21/1959Auburn at KentuckyW75 - 5632-
1/6/1968Kentucky at VanderbiltW94 - 7854-
12/6/1976Kentucky at IndianaW66 - 5154-
2/20/1956Vanderbilt at KentuckyW76 - 5576-
12/3/1997Kentucky vs. PurdueW89 - 7576Great Eight (at Chicago, IL)
1/20/1999Auburn at KentuckyW72 - 6276-
3/15/1958Kentucky vs. Notre DameW89 - 5698NCAA Mideast Regional Finals (at Lexington, KY)
2/4/1987Auburn at KentuckyW75 - 71NR20-
1/17/1990Alabama at KentuckyW82 - 65NR25-
1/13/2001Notre Dame at KentuckyW82 - 71NR25-
1/31/2001Kentucky at GeorgiaW85 - 70NR25-
3/17/2006Kentucky vs. Alabama-BirminghamW69 - 64NR25NCAA Washington D.C. Regional First Round (at Philadelphia, PA)


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