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1996-97 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule and Results

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Overall: 35-5, .875 W-L% (4th of 305)
Conference: 13-3, 2nd in SEC East (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rick Pitino (35-5)

PS/G: 83.1 (7th of 305) ▪ PA/G: 62.8 (30th of 305)
SRS: 29.23 (1st of 305) ▪ SOS: 9.20 (23rd of 305)

NCAA Tournament: (#1 seed in West)
Won West First Round (92-54) versus #16 Montana
Won West Second Round (75-69) versus #8 Iowa
Won West Regional Semifinal (83-68) versus #4 Saint Joseph's
Won West Regional Final (72-59) versus #2 Utah
Won National Semifinal (78-69) versus #1 Minnesota
Lost National Final (84-79) versus #4 Arizona

AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
3 8 8 6 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 6 5

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Fri, Nov 15, 1996 REG N Clemson ACC L 71 79 OT 0 1 L 1
2 Thu, Nov 28, 1996 REG N Syracuse Big East W 87 53 1 1 W 1
3 Fri, Nov 29, 1996 REG N Alaska-Anchorage W 104 72 2 1 W 2
4 Sat, Nov 30, 1996 REG N College of Charleston A-Sun W 92 65 3 1 W 3
5 Tue, Dec 3, 1996 REG N Purdue Big Ten W 101 87 4 1 W 4
6 Sat, Dec 7, 1996 REG N Indiana Big Ten W 99 65 5 1 W 5
7 Mon, Dec 9, 1996 REG Wright State MW Coll W 90 62 6 1 W 6
8 Sat, Dec 14, 1996 REG Notre Dame Big East W 80 56 7 1 W 7
9 Sat, Dec 21, 1996 REG N Georgia Tech ACC W 88 59 8 1 W 8
10 Mon, Dec 23, 1996 REG North Carolina-Asheville Big South W 105 51 9 1 W 9
11 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 REG N Ohio State Big Ten W 81 65 10 1 W 10
12 Tue, Dec 31, 1996 REG @ Louisville CUSA W 74 54 11 1 W 11
13 Sat, Jan 4, 1997 REG Tennessee SEC W 74 40 12 1 W 12
14 Tue, Jan 7, 1997 REG Mississippi State SEC W 90 61 13 1 W 13
15 Thu, Jan 9, 1997 REG Canisius MAAC W 68 45 14 1 W 14
16 Sat, Jan 11, 1997 REG @ Mississippi SEC L 69 73 14 2 L 1
17 Tue, Jan 14, 1997 REG @ Georgia SEC W 86 65 15 2 W 1
18 Sat, Jan 18, 1997 REG Auburn SEC W 77 53 16 2 W 2
19 Wed, Jan 22, 1997 REG N Vanderbilt SEC W 58 46 17 2 W 3
20 Sun, Jan 26, 1997 REG @ Arkansas SEC W 83 73 18 2 W 4
21 Wed, Jan 29, 1997 REG @ Florida SEC W 92 65 19 2 W 5
22 Sat, Feb 1, 1997 REG Georgia SEC W 82 57 20 2 W 6
23 Tue, Feb 4, 1997 REG @ South Carolina SEC L 79 84 OT 20 3 L 1
24 Thu, Feb 6, 1997 REG Western Carolina Southern W 82 55 21 3 W 1
25 Sun, Feb 9, 1997 REG Villanova Big East W 93 56 22 3 W 2
26 Wed, Feb 12, 1997 REG Louisiana State SEC W 84 48 23 3 W 3
27 Sat, Feb 15, 1997 REG Florida SEC W 85 56 24 3 W 4
28 Wed, Feb 19, 1997 REG @ Alabama SEC W 75 61 25 3 W 5
29 Sat, Feb 22, 1997 REG @ Vanderbilt SEC W 82 79 26 3 W 6
30 Tue, Feb 25, 1997 REG @ Tennessee SEC W 74 64 27 3 W 7
31 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 REG South Carolina SEC L 66 72 27 4 L 1
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
32 Fri, Mar 7, 1997 CTOURN N Auburn SEC W 92 50 28 4 W 1
33 Sat, Mar 8, 1997 CTOURN N Mississippi SEC W 88 70 29 4 W 2
34 Sun, Mar 9, 1997 CTOURN N Georgia SEC W 95 68 30 4 W 3
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
35 Thu, Mar 13, 1997 NCAA N Montana Big Sky W 92 54 31 4 W 4
36 Sat, Mar 15, 1997 NCAA N Iowa Big Ten W 75 69 32 4 W 5
37 Thu, Mar 20, 1997 NCAA N Saint Joseph's A-10 W 83 68 33 4 W 6
38 Sat, Mar 22, 1997 NCAA N Utah WAC W 72 59 34 4 W 7
39 Sat, Mar 29, 1997 NCAA N Minnesota Big Ten W 78 69 35 4 W 8
40 Mon, Mar 31, 1997 NCAA N Arizona Pac-10 L 79 84 OT 35 5 L 1