1932-33 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

1932–33 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
SEC Regular Season & Tournament Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1932–33 record21–3 (8–0 SEC)
Head coachAdolph Rupp (3rd season)
CaptainForest Sale
Home arenaAlumni Gymnasium
Seasons
1932–33 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Kentucky 8 0   1.000     21 3   .875
Alabama 12 3   .800     14 5   .737
Vanderbilt 11 5   .688     14 8   .636
LSU 13 7   .650     15 8   .652
Georgia Tech 7 5   .583     9 6   .600
Florida 4 4   .500     9 5   .643
Georgia 5 6   .455     9 10   .474
Ole Miss 5 7   .417     6 12   .333
Auburn 4 7   .364     4 9   .308
Tulane 6 14   .300     8 15   .348
Tennessee 3 7   .300     9 11   .450
Mississippi State 3 9   .250     6 13   .316
Sewanee 0 7   .000     1 10   .091
1933 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1932–33 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Kentucky in intercollegiate basketball during the 1932–33 season. The team finished the season with a 21–3 record[1] and were named national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation.[2] It would be the first of five national championships at Kentucky for head coach Adolph Rupp. Senior centerforward Forest Sale was named a consensus All-American as well as the national player of the year at the season's conclusion.

Schedule and results[]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
12/9/1932*
Kentucky Alumni W 52–17  1–0
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
12/12/1932*
Georgetown W 62–21  2–0
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
12/17/1932*
vs. Marshall W 57–23  3–0
Ashland High School Gymnasium 
Ashland, Kentucky
12/20/1932
Tulane W 53–17  4–0 (1–0)
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
12/21/1932
Tulane W 42–11  5–0 (2–0)
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
12/30/1932*
at Chicago W 58–26  6–0
 
Chicago
1/2/1933*
Ohio State L 30–46  6–1
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
1/6/1933*
at Creighton W 32–26  7–1
University Gymnasium 
Omaha, Nebraska
1/7/1933*
at Creighton L 22–34  7–2
University Gymnasium 
Omaha, Nebraska
1/10/1933*
South Carolina W 44–36  8–2
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
1/14/1933
at Tennessee
Rivalry
W 42–21  9–2 (3–0)
 
Knoxville, Tennessee
1/16/1933*
Clemson W 67–18  10–2
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
1/28/1933
Tennessee
Rivalry
W 44–23  11–2 (4–0)
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
1/31/1933
at Vanderbilt W 40–29  12–2 (5–0)
Old Gym 
Nashville, Tennessee
2/1/1933*
at Clemson W 42–32  13–2
Clemson Field House 
Calhoun, South Carolina
2/2/1933*
at South Carolina L 38–44  13–3
 
Columbia, South Carolina
2/6/1933*
Mexico W 81–22  14–3
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
2/11/1933
Georgia Tech W 45–22  15–3 (6–0)
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
2/13/1933
vs. Alabama W 35–31  16–3 (7–0)
Birmingham Athletic Club 
Birmingham, Alabama
2/18/1933
Vanderbilt W 45–28  17–3 (8–0)
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lexington, Kentucky
SEC Tournament
2/24/1933
vs. Ole Miss
SEC Tournament First Round
W 49–31  18–3
Atlanta Memorial Auditorium 
Atlanta
2/25/1933
vs. Florida
SEC Tournament Quarterfinals / Rivalry
W 48–24  19–3
Atlanta Memorial Auditorium 
Atlanta
2/27/1933
vs. LSU
SEC Tournament Semifinals
W 51–38  20–3
Atlanta Memorial Auditorium 
Atlanta
2/28/1933
vs. Mississippi State
SEC Tournament Championship
W 46–27  21–3
Atlanta Memorial Auditorium 
Atlanta
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[3]

Leading scorers[]

Name Position Year PPG
Forest Sale C-F Senior 13.8
John DeMoisey C-F Junior 12.0
Bill Davis G Junior 7.0
Darrell Darby F Senior 4.0
Ellis T. Johnson G Senior 3.8

Source[3]

References[]

  1. ^ "Kentucky season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "2012–13 Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Yearly records (page 184). University of Kentucky. 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2014.