Notable victories in UK history

BY foxsports • December 22, 2009

A list of some of Kentucky's most notable victories:

Feb. 18, 1903 - Kentucky (then known as State College) beats Lexington YMCA 11-10 for its first-ever win.

Feb. 18, 1909 - Kentucky edges Cincinnati 11-10 to clinch first winning season.

March 1, 1912 - A 19-18 victory over Georgetown College caps undefeated 9-0 season.

March 1, 1921 - Kentucky beats Georgia 20-19 in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association finals.

Dec. 18, 1930 - Adolph Rupp wins first game as head coach in 67-19 rout of Georgetown.

Feb. 28, 1933 - Wins first SEC tournament title with 46-27 win over Mississippi State.

March 20, 1942 - Nips Illinois 46-44 for first NCAA tournament victory.

March 23, 1948 - Beats Baylor 58-42 to win first NCAA title.

March 26, 1949 - Repeats as national champions with 46-36 win over Oklahoma State.

March 27, 1951 - Captures national title No. 3 with 68-58 win over Kansas State.

March 22, 1958 - Races past Seattle 84-72 for fourth NCAA title under Rupp.

March 16, 1972 - Upsets Marquette in NCAA tournament for 876th and final victory of Rupp's career.

March 27, 1978 - Holds off Duke 94-88 to end 20-year NCAA title drought.

Nov. 28, 1989 - New coach Rick Pitino leads probation-riddled Wildcats to 76-73 win over Ohio.

March 27, 1993 - Returns to Final Four for first time in nine years with 106-81 victory over Florida State.

Feb. 15, 1994 - Rallies from 31-point second-half deficit to stun LSU 99-95.

April 1, 1996 - Wins first national title in 18 years with 76-67 victory over Syracuse.

March 8, 1998 - Takes second title in three years with 78-69 win over Utah.

Dec. 8, 2001 - Beats North Carolina 79-59 to become first program to reach 1,800 victories.

March 16, 2003 - Completes perfect SEC season with win over Mississippi State in SEC tournament final.

Dec. 19, 2009 - Routs Austin Peay 90-69 to collect win No. 1,999.


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