2014-2015 Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Schedule
After nearly winning it all in 2013-2014, again, the Wildcats of
Kentucky are back with another truly explosive team filled with some of the brightest stars in all of college basketball.
This is a team that can do a little bit of everything on the court, from rim-rocking jams and jaw-dropping swats to smooth
jumpers that will you out of your seat in no time. Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky is known as one of the very best basketball
arenas in the world, and you'll understand loud and clear why that is if you head out to see one of the biggest games of the
Wildcats' season in 2014-2015.
It's always a good idea to keep an eye on the Wildcats' schedule as well, as the Wildcats
have a whole slew of memorable matchups that will bring in some of the very best teams in the nation. You can always count
on the matchup at home against the Florida Gators to be a highly anticipated one, but so will games against Georgia, Tennessee,
Alabama and more, providing plenty of opportunities for you to head out and see a big Wildcats game the way it was meant to
But even though we know that home games are musts if you're a Wildcats' fan, you also can't forget about the
away games, as fans definitely know how to show their support from one away matchup to the next as the Wildcats look to put
their stamp on another exhilarating season in the SEC. This is one of the top conferences in all of college basketball, and
the Wildcats are routinely one of the favorites to win not just the conference but the whole thing, providing more than enough
incentive to head out and see if the Wildcats have what it takes this season.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Team
The Kentucky Wildcats basketball program is one of the elite programs in college basketball, boasting a history
rivaled by very few schools in the country. A program doesn't attain that kind of status without seeing some amazing players
hit the court over the years. One such player was Jamal Mashburn, who was an absolute scoring machine during his time at Kentucky.
Mashburn would go on to play in the NBA, where he was an All-Star and averaged 19 points per game for his career. Recent Wildcats
to find success at Kentucky that resulted in being selected with the first pick in the NBA Draft in include John Wall and
Anthony Davis, and that's really just the tip of the iceberg considering that Kentucky is known as a powerhouse that routinely
churns out players headed to stardom on the next level.
NCAA Basketball Experience
When the game is on
the line and your favorite team is digging in hoping to come up with a clutch defensive stop, there is nothing close to the
experience you can have from the stands, though that's not something that you're going to learn sitting on your couch. Ditch
the flatscreen and head out to an amazing matchup absolutely filled with talented players that can light up the scoreboard
in a hurry. Once you've been in the stands with your fellow fans, it will be hard to go back, because suddenly the home viewing
experience will simply pale in comparison and you'll realize that there is only one way to truly appreciate these electrifying
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball History
Considered one of, if not the very best college basketball
program of all time, the University of Kentucky boasts a long and storied history in the sport which is practically unrivaled.
The school has the NCAA record for most NCAA Tournament appearances, most games played in the tournament, most Sweet Sixteen
appearances, most Elite Eight appearances, and most NCAA Tournament games won. The program is second only to UCLA in NCAA
championships and championship game appearances. Their home court at Rupp Arena is one of the most hallowed basketball courts
in the country and is a thrilling place to catch a game, making it a staple of the local sports scene around Lexington, Kentucky
ever since it first opened in 1976.
The Wildcats have had some incredible runs at the title over the years, winning
the whole thing eight different times, including a title as recently as 2012. Closing out the 2013-2014 season, the Wildcats
again put it together and nearly brought home the hardware, eventually losing in a close on to the UConn Huskies. With a nationally
famous program, superstars coming to campus every single year and routinely meeting expectations of challenging for a title,
it's not exactly hard to figure out why the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team has such a strong fan following.
Wildcats Basketball Trivia
Did you know that the annual college basketball tradition of Midnight Madness was started
by the Kentucky Wildcats?
That's right, Midnight Madness, where many of the top teams in the country hold a public practice
at midnight on the day when teams are first allowed to practice, was started by the Kentucky Wildcats teams of the 1980s.
From the 1980s, the Wildcats maintained their status as a legitimate powerhouse by consistently ranking amongst the very best
teams in the country, helping to make Midnight Madness one of the most exciting events that happen on the University of Kentucky
campus every single year.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Fans
Rupp Arena is the perfect place to see a big
basketball game featuring your Kentucky Wildcats, though you shouldn't just take our word for it. Grab your team gear and
join with thousands of passionate fans that pour into Rupp Arena on a regular basis to provide the backbone for one of the
best home-court advantages in college basketball. With a capacity of more than 23,000 fans, games at Rupp Arena tend to have
an electricity that you couldn't dream of conjuring up from home no matter how impressive your entertainment system is, making
home games featuring the Wildcats much more than just another basketball game. When you're there with thousands of passionate
fans who all love Wildcats' basketball as much as you do, you'll see for yourself why it just doesn't get any better than