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Kentucky Wildcats tournament history


Overall Record: 89-41 (.685)
Final Four Appearances: 13 (1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)
NCAA Tournament Championships: 7 (1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998)



2002--Fourth seed in East Region
Defeated Valparaiso in first round, 83-68
Defeated Tulsa in second round, 87-82
Lost to Maryland in regional semifinal, 78-68

2001--Second seed in East Region
Defeated Holy Cross in first round, 72-68
Defeated Iowa in second round, 92-79
Lost to USC in regional semifinal, 80-76

2000--Fifth seed in Midwest Region
Defeated St. Bonaventure in first round, 85-80 (2OT)
Lost to Syracuse in second round, 52-50

1999--Third seed in Midwest Region
Defeated New Mexico State in first round, 82-60
Defeated Kansas in second round, 92-86 (OT)
Defeated Miami Ohio in regional semifinal, 58-43
Lost to Michigan State in regional final, 73-66

1998--Second seed in South Region
Defeated South Carolina State in first round, 82-67
Defeated Saint Louis in second round, 88-61
Defeated UCLA in regional semifinal, 94-68
Defeated Duke in regional final, 86-84
Defeated Stanford in National Semifinal, 86-85 (ot)
Defeated Utah in National Champiosnhip, 78-69

1997--First seed in West Region
Defeated Montana in first round, 92-54
Defeated Iowa in second round, 75-69
Defeated St. Joseph's in regional semifinal, 83-68
Defeated Utah in regional final, 72-59
Defeated Minnesota in National Semifinal, 78-69
Lost to Arizona in National Championship, 84-79 (OT)

1996--First seed in Midwest Region
Defeated San Jose State in first round, 110-72
Defeated Virginia Tech in second round, 84-60
Defeated Utah in regional semifinal, 101-70
Defeated Wake Forest in regional final, 83-63
Defeated Massachusetts in National Semifinal, 81-74
Defeated Syracuse in National Championship, 76-67

1995--First seed in Southeast Region
Defeated Mount St. Mary's in first round, 113-67
Defeated Tulane in second round, 82-60
Defeated Arizona State in regional semifinal, 97-73
Lost to North Carolina in regional final, 74-61

1994--Third seed in Southeast Region
Defeated Tennessee State in first round, 83-70
Lost to Marquette in second round, 75-63

1993--First seed in Southeast Region
Defeated Rider in first round, 95-62
Defeated Utah in second round, 83-62
Defeated Wake Forest in regional semifinal, 103-69
Defeated Florida State in regional final, 106-81
Lost to Michigan in National Semifinal, 81-78 (OT)

1992--Second seed in East Region
Defeated Old Dominion in first round, 88-69
Defeated Iowa State in second round, 106-98
Defeated Massachusetts in regional semifinal, 87-77
Lost to Duke in regional final, 104-103 (OT)

1988--Second seed in Southeast Region
Defeated Southern in first round, 99-84
Defeated Maryland in second round, 90-81
Lost to Villanova in regional semifinal, 80-74

1987--Eighth seed in Southeast Region
Lost to Ohio State in first round, 91-77

1986--First seed in Southeast Region
Defeated Davidson in first round, 77-55
Defeated Western Kentucky in second round, 71-64
Defeated Alabama in regional semifinal, 68-63
Lost to Louisiana State in regional final, 59-57

1985--12th seed in West Region
Defeated Washington in first round, 66-58
Defeated UNLV in second round, 64-61
Lost to St. John's in regional semifinal, 86-70

1984--First seed in Mideast Region
Defeated Brigham Young in second round, 93-68
Defeated Louisville in regional semifinal, 72-67
Defeated Illinois in regional final, 54-51
Lost to Georgetown in National Semifinal, 53-40

1983--Third seed in Mideast Region
Defeated Ohio in second round, 57-40
Defeated Indiana in regional semifinal, 64-59
Lost to Louisville in regional final, 80-68 (OT)

1982--Sixth seed in Mideast Region
Lost to Middle Tennessee State in first round, 50-44

1981--Second seed in Mideast Region
Lost to Alabama-Birmingham in second round, 69-62

1980--First seed in Mideast Region
Defeated Florida State in second round, 97-78
Lost to Duke in regional semifinal, 55-54

1978--Mideast Region
Defeated Florida State in first round, 85-76
Defeated Miami (Ohio) in regional semifinal, 91-69
Defeated Michigan State in regional final, 52-49
Defeated Arkansas in National Semifinal, 64-59
Defeated Duke in National Championship, 94-88

1977--East Region
Defeated Princeton in first round, 72-58
Defeated Virginia Military Institute in regional semifinal, 93-78
Lost to North Carolina in regional final, 79-72

1975--Mideast Region
Defeated Marquette in first round, 76-54
Defeated Central Michigan in regional semifinal, 90-73
Defeated Indiana in regional final, 92-90
Defeated Syracuse in National Semifinal, 95-79
Lost to UCLA in National Championship, 92-85

1973--Mideast Region
Defeated Austin Peay in regional semifinal, 106-100 (OT)
Lost to Indiana in regional final, 72-65

1972--Mideast Region
Defeated Marquette in regional semifinal, 85-69
Lost to Florida State in regional final, 73-54

1971--Mideast Region
Lost to Western Kentucky in regional semifinal, 107-83
Lost to Marquette for regional third place, 91-74

1970--Mideast Region
Defeated Notre Dame in regional semifinal, 109-99
Lost to Jacksonville in regional final, 106-100

1969--Mideast Region
Lost to Marquette in regional semifinal, 81-74
Defeated Miami (Ohio) for regional third place, 72-71

1968--Mideast Region
Defeated Marquette in regional semifinal, 107-89
Lost to Ohio State in regional final, 82-81

1966--Mideast Region
Defeated Dayton in regional semifinal, 86-79
Defeated Michigan in regional final, 84-77
Defeated Duke in National Semifinal, 83-79
Lost to Texas-El Paso in National Championship, 72-65

1964--Mideast Region
Lost to Ohio in regional semifinal, 85-69
Lost to Loyola (IL) for regional third place, 100-91

1962--Mideast Region
Defeated Butler in regional semifinal, 81-60
Lost to Ohio State in regional final, 74-64

1961--Mideast Region
Defeated Morehead State in regional semifinal, 71-64
Lost to Ohio State in regional final, 87-74

1959--Mideast Region
Lost to Louisville in regional semifinal, 76-61
Defeated Marquette for regional third place, 98-69

1958--Mideast Region
Defeated Miami (Ohio) in regional semifinal, 84-60
Defeated Notre Dame in regional final, 89-56
Defeated Temple in National Semifinal, 61-60
Defeated Seattle in National Championship, 84-72

1957--Mideast Region
Defeated Pittsburgh in regional semifinal, 98-92
Lost to Michigan State in regional semifinal, 80-68

1956--Midwest Region
Defeated Wayne State in regional semifinal, 84-64
Lost to Iowa in regional final, 89-77

1955--East Region
Lost to Marquette in regional semifinal, 79-71
Defeated Penn State for regional third place, 84-59

1952--East Region
Defeated Penn State in regional semifinal, 82-54
Lost to St. John's in regional final, 64-57

1951--East Region
Defeated Louisville in regional semifinal, 79-68
Defeated St. John's in regional final, 59-43
Defeated Illinois in National Semifinal, 76-74
Defeated Kansas State in National Championship, 68-58

1949--Eastern Regionals
Defeated Villanova in regional semifinal, 85-72
Defeated Illinois in regional final, 76-47
Defeated Oklahoma State in National Championship, 46-36

1948--Eastern Regionals
Defeated Columbia in regional semifinal, 76-53
Defeated Holy Cross in regional final, 60-52
Defeated Baylor in National Championship, 58-42

1945--Eastern Regionals
Lost to Ohio State in regional semifinal, 45-37
Defeated Tufts for regional third place, 66-56

1942--Eastern Regionals
Defeated Illinois in regional semifinal, 46-44
Lost to Dartmouth in regional final, 47-28



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