Winner of eight national championships — good for second all time — the University of Kentucky is basketball royalty. Actually, it’s the most successful program in the history of the game, when it comes to NCAA Tournament appearances and wins.
Guided by the likes of legendary coaches Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, and John Calipari, the Wildcats have reached the Final Four a total of 17 times.
Of course, the program has produced some of the best players in college basketball history Here’s our 20 best, listed in chronological order.