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1997-98 Kentucky Wildcats
Schedule and Results

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Overall: 35-4, .897 W-L% (2nd of 306)
Conference: 14-2, 1st in SEC East (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tubby Smith (35-4)

PS/G: 80.1 (28th of 306) ▪ PA/G: 67.0 (71st of 306)
SRS: 22.95 (4th of 306) ▪ SOS: 9.85 (9th of 306)

NCAA Tournament: (#2 seed in South)
Won South First Round (82-67) versus #15 South Carolina State
Won South Second Round (88-61) versus #10 Saint Louis
Won South Regional Semifinal (94-68) versus #6 UCLA
Won South Regional Final (86-84) versus #1 Duke
Won National Semifinal (86-85) versus #3 Stanford
Won National Final (78-69) versus #3 Utah

AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
8 9 8 7 4 4 4 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 5

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
1 Thu, Nov 20, 1997 REG Morehead State OVC W 88 49 1 0 W 1 Rupp Arena
2 Mon, Nov 24, 1997 REG N George Washington A-10 W 70 55 2 0 W 2 Lahaina Civic Center
3 Tue, Nov 25, 1997 REG N Arizona (1) Pac-10 L 74 89 2 1 L 1 Lahaina Civic Center
4 Wed, Nov 26, 1997 REG N Missouri Big 12 W 77 55 3 1 W 1 Lahaina Civic Center
5 Sat, Nov 29, 1997 REG N Clemson (13) ACC W 76 61 4 1 W 2 US Airways Center
6 Wed, Dec 3, 1997 REG N Purdue (6) Big Ten W 89 75 5 1 W 3 United Center
7 Sat, Dec 6, 1997 REG N Indiana Big Ten W 75 72 6 1 W 4 RCA Dome
8 Wed, Dec 10, 1997 REG @ Canisius MAAC W 81 54 7 1 W 5 HSBC Arena
9 Sat, Dec 13, 1997 REG Georgia Tech (24) ACC W 85 71 8 1 W 6 Rupp Arena
10 Sat, Dec 20, 1997 REG Tulsa WAC W 74 53 9 1 W 7 Rupp Arena
11 Tue, Dec 23, 1997 REG American CAA W 75 52 10 1 W 8 Rupp Arena
12 Sat, Dec 27, 1997 REG Louisville CUSA L 76 79 10 2 L 1 Rupp Arena
13 Tue, Dec 30, 1997 REG @ Ohio MAC W 95 58 11 2 W 1 Convocation Center
14 Sat, Jan 3, 1998 REG Vanderbilt SEC W 71 62 12 2 W 2 Rupp Arena
15 Tue, Jan 6, 1998 REG @ Georgia SEC W 90 79 13 2 W 3 Stegeman Coliseum
16 Sat, Jan 10, 1998 REG @ Mississippi State SEC W 77 71 14 2 W 4 Humphrey Coliseum
17 Tue, Jan 13, 1998 REG South Carolina (14) SEC W 91 70 15 2 W 5 Rupp Arena
18 Sat, Jan 17, 1998 REG Arkansas (22) SEC W 80 77 OT 16 2 W 6 Rupp Arena
19 Wed, Jan 21, 1998 REG N Alabama SEC W 70 67 17 2 W 7 Freedom Hall
20 Sat, Jan 24, 1998 REG @ Tennessee SEC W 85 67 18 2 W 8 Thompson-Boling Arena
21 Tue, Jan 27, 1998 REG @ Vanderbilt SEC W 63 61 19 2 W 9 Memorial Gymnasium
22 Sun, Feb 1, 1998 REG Florida SEC L 78 86 19 3 L 1 Rupp Arena
23 Wed, Feb 4, 1998 REG @ Louisiana State SEC W 63 61 20 3 W 1 Maravich Assembly Center
24 Sun, Feb 8, 1998 REG @ Villanova Big East W 79 63 21 3 W 2 Wells Fargo Center
25 Wed, Feb 11, 1998 REG Tennessee SEC W 80 74 22 3 W 3 Rupp Arena
26 Sat, Feb 14, 1998 REG Mississippi (18) SEC L 64 73 22 4 L 1 Rupp Arena
27 Wed, Feb 18, 1998 REG @ Florida SEC W 79 54 23 4 W 1 Stephen C. O'Connell Center
28 Sun, Feb 22, 1998 REG Georgia SEC W 85 74 24 4 W 2 Rupp Arena
29 Wed, Feb 25, 1998 REG @ Auburn SEC W 83 58 25 4 W 3 Beard-Eaves-Memorial
30 Sat, Feb 28, 1998 REG @ South Carolina (14) SEC W 69 57 26 4 W 4 Carolina Coliseum
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
31 Fri, Mar 6, 1998 CTOURN N Alabama SEC W 82 71 27 4 W 5 Georgia Dome
32 Sat, Mar 7, 1998 CTOURN N Arkansas (16) SEC W 99 74 28 4 W 6 Georgia Dome
33 Sun, Mar 8, 1998 CTOURN N South Carolina (15) SEC W 86 56 29 4 W 7 Georgia Dome
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
34 Fri, Mar 13, 1998 NCAA N South Carolina State MEAC W 82 67 30 4 W 8 Georgia Dome
35 Sun, Mar 15, 1998 NCAA N Saint Louis CUSA W 88 61 31 4 W 9 Georgia Dome
36 Fri, Mar 20, 1998 NCAA N UCLA (19) Pac-10 W 94 68 32 4 W 10 Tropicana Field
37 Sun, Mar 22, 1998 NCAA N Duke (3) ACC W 86 84 33 4 W 11 Tropicana Field
38 Sat, Mar 28, 1998 NCAA N Stanford (10) Pac-10 W 86 85 OT 34 4 W 12 Alamodome
39 Mon, Mar 30, 1998 NCAA N Utah (7) WAC W 78 69 35 4 W 13 Alamodome