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History

Women's Basketball, Photo Athletics arrived on campus in the 1890s, initiated by students who scheduled football games with neighboring colleges.

Basketball began on campus in 1902 -- initially as a women's sport. The men's team was organized the following year.

Adolph Rupp, Photo




Kentucky's storied basketball tradition truly began its development in 1930, when then-high school coach Adolph Rupp came to Lexington. He guided the team to four of its seven NCAA crowns (1948, 1949, 1951 and 1958).

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Updated 10/30/02