2014-2015 Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball Schedule
The Kentucky Wildcats always seem to be in the middle of
one incredible run or another, but that's what tends to happen when you have one of the very best programs in the country
and a team built on rising stars headed to the next level. When the Wildcats are in the middle of a big game, there's nothing
quite like being there to watch all of the action first-hand, as SEC basketball is as good as it gets and the Wildcats remain
one of the very best teams in the nation. In 2013-2014, the Wildcats went a respectable 12-6 in the conference but really
played their best when the stakes where the highest, making it all the way to the national title game before losing in a close
one to the UConn Huskies.
Coming off such an amazing season that nearly ended up in yet another title, the Wildcats
head back to the court with plenty of reasons for optimism, ensuring that the fanfare around Lexington will be absolutely
electric. Rupp Arena is one of the very best basketball arenas in the world and it tends to be rocking from the get-go from
one big game to the next throughout the regular season, as this is one of the very best fan bases that you're going to find
anywhere in the country. Against teams like Florida, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Auburn and many more, the Wildcats have
some amazing matchups on their schedule once again this season, but that's pretty much standard operating procedure in the
But even though home games are must-see events for fans, the road game experience can be every bit as exhilarating.
On the road you'll end up seeing your Wildcats from a completely different perspective that you're not going to be able to
conjure up anywhere else. And when your favorite player slips by his man and lays in a huge bucket during a crucial possession
late in the game, the experience of watching your team silence the home crowd will completely speak for itself. All in all,
it's another intense season of Wildcats' basketball and absolutely anything can happen from here, keeping the Wildcats right
in the mix for the Big Dance all year long.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Team Info
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 and remains one of the top
players in the history of the program. Recent Wildcats to find success at Kentucky that resulted in being selected with the
first pick in the NBA Draft include John Wall and Anthony Davis, and that's really just the tip of the iceberg for this program.
When you see the Wildcats in action, you're likely watching some of the brightest stars of both today and tomorrow, making
them as dangerous as ever as they look to be a major factor in the SEC.
NCAA Basketball Experience
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. This is a sport known for being as good as it gets when it comes
to spectator sports, as it doesn't get any better than watching two powerhouses trade baskets in front of a packed crowd that
loves college hoops every bit as much as you do.
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 and
a run to the title at the end of the 2013-2014 season. With that type of history and such talent in the program, this is a
team that is the centerpiece of the Lexington sports scene for a reason.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Trivia
many first-round NBA draft picks have the Wildcats had since 2010?
The answer is an astounding 15, which points to the
level of talent that is always coming to campus to suit up for the Wildcats.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Fans
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, Rupp Arena has the type of electrified atmosphere that is as good as it gets for college athletics, making every single
home game a great opportunity to get out and join in the rim-rocking excitement.