Kentucky Men's Basketball 2023 NCAA Tournament Capsule


Kentucky Wildcats

SEC (21-11, 12-6)

Big Wins: 1/14 at Tennessee (63-56), 2/25 Auburn (86-54)
Bad Losses: 1/10 South Carolina (68-71), 2/11 at Georgia (68-75)
Coach: John Calipari
Probable Starters:
Jacob Toppin, Senior, Forward, 12.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.2 apg
Chris Livingston, Freshman, Forward, 6.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg
Oscar Tshiebwe, Senior, Forward, 16.4 ppg, 13.1 rpg, 1.6 spg, 1.0 bpg
Cason Wallace, Freshman, Guard, 11.7 ppg, 4.2 apg, 1.9 spg
Antonio Reeves, Senior, Guard, 14.4 ppg, 1.1 apg
Key Role Players:
Sahvir Wheeler, Senior, Guard, 7.7 ppg, 5.6 apg
Adou Theiro, Freshman, Guard, 2.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg
CJ Fredrick, Senior, Guard, 6.7 ppg, 1.6 apg
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 75.1 (101st in nation, 3rd in conference)
Scoring Defense: 67.6 (104, 6)
Field-Goal Percentage: 46.0 (94, 3)
Field-Goal Defense: 42.7 (115, 8)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 6.4 (278, 10)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 35.9 (87, 2)
Free-Throw Percentage: 70.8 (212, 9)
Rebound Margin: 8.5 (3, 1)
Assists Per Game: 15.5 (37, 3)
Turnovers Per Game: 11.6 (85, 4)
Recent Postseason Appearances:
2022NCAARound of 64 loss to Saint Peter's
2019NCAARound of 64 win over Abilene Christian
2019NCAARound of 32 win over Wofford
2019NCAARegional Semifinal win over Houston
2019NCAARegional Final loss to Auburn
2018NCAARound of 64 win over Davidson
2018NCAARound of 32 win over Buffalo
2018NCAARegional Semifinal loss to Kansas State
2017NCAARound of 64 win over Northern Kentucky
2017NCAARound of 32 win over Wichita State
2017NCAARegional Semifinal win over UCLA
2017NCAARegional Final loss to North Carolina
2016NCAARound of 64 win over Stony Brook
2016NCAARound of 32 loss to Indiana
2015NCAARound of 64 win over Hampton
2015NCAARound of 32 win over Cincinnati
2015NCAARegional Semifinal win over West Virginia
2015NCAARegional Final win over Notre Dame
2015NCAANational Semifinal win loss to Wisconsin
2014NCAARound of 64 win over Kansas State
2014NCAARound of 32 win over Wichita State
2014NCAARegional Semifinal win over Louisville
2014NCAARegional Final win over Michigan
2014NCAANational Semifinal win over Wisconsin
2014NCAANational Final loss to Connecticut
2013NITFirst Round loss to Robert Morris
2012NCAARound of 64 win over Western Kentucky
2012NCAARound of 32 win over Iowa State
2012NCAARegional Semifinal win over Indiana
2012NCAARegional Final win over Baylor
2012NCAANational Semifinal win over Louisville
2012NCAANational Final win over Kansas
2011NCAARound of 64 win over Princeton
2011NCAARound of 32 win over West Virginia
2011NCAARegional Semifinal win over Ohio State
2011NCAARegional Final win over North Carolina
2011NCAANational Semifinal loss to Connecticut
2010NCAARound of 64 win over East Tennessee State
2010NCAARound of 32 win over Wake Forest
2010NCAARegional Semifinal win over Cornell
2010NCAARegional Final loss to West Virginia
2009NITFirst Round win over UNLV
2009NITSecond Round win over Creighton
2009NITQuarterfinal loss to Notre Dame
2008NCAARound of 64 loss to Marquette
2007NCAARound of 64 win over Villanova
2007NCAARound of 32 loss to Kansas
*all team stats through 3/5