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2011-12 by the numbers: A look back at records, rankings and final stats

Ultimately, the only number that counted at the end of the season for John Calipari and his Kentucky basketball team was No. 8.

After a 14-year wait, Kentucky claimed its eighth national championship, trailing only UCLA’s 11 national titles. It marked Coach Cal’s first national championship and fourth Final Four appearance.

In another attempt to put a wrap on the season, here’s a review of some key numbers, records and rankings the Cats posted this season. If I’ve left any out, please let me know in the comments section.

National championships

  1. UCLA – 11
  2. Kentucky – 8
  3. Indiana – 5
    North Carolina – 5

NCAA Final Fours

  1. North Carolina – 18
  2. UCLA – 17
  3. Kentucky – 15
    Duke – 15

NCAA Tournament games

  1. Kentucky – 157
  2. North Carolina – 149
  3. Kansas – 133
  4. UCLA – 130
  5. Duke – 128

NCAA Tournament wins

  1. Kentucky – 111
  2. North Carolina – 108
  3. Duke – 96
  4. UCLA – 95
  5. Kansas – 93

NCAA Tournament winning percentage

  1. Duke – .750 (96-32)
  2. UCLA – .731 (95-35)
  3. North Carolina – .725 (108-41)
  4. Kentucky – .707 (111-46)
  5. Kansas – .699 (93-40)

Final Four appearances by coach

  1. John Wooden – 12
  2. Mike Krzyzewski – 11
  3. Dean Smith – 11
  4. Roy Williams – 7
    12.   John Calipari – 4

Top five coaches over last five years (hat tip to John Clay)

  1. John Calipari – .896 (173-20)
  2. Bill Self – .872 (164-24)
  3. Mike Krzyzewski – .835 (152-30)
  4. Roy Williams – .799 (151-38)
  5. Brad Stevens – .777 (139-40)

Anthony Davis will go down as one of the NCAA's top shot blockers of all-time after setting breaking national, conference and school records. (photo by Chet White, UK Athletics)

NCAA team single-season wins

1. Kentucky (2011-12) – 38
     Memphis (2007-08) – 38
3. Duke (1985-86) – 37
Duke (1998-99) – 37
Illinois (2004-05) – 37
UNLV (1986-87) – 37
Kansas (2007-08) – 37

SEC regular-season titles

  1. Kentucky – 45
  2. LSU – 10
  3. Tennessee – 9
  4. Alabama – 7
  5. Mississippi State – 6

SEC Tournament titles

  1. Kentucky – 27
  2. Alabama – 6
  3. Tennessee – 4
  4. Florida – 3
    Mississippi State – 3

NCAA team single-season blocked shots

  1. Kentucky (2011-12) – 344
  2. Connecticut (2003-04) – 315
  3. Georgetown (1988-89) – 309
  4. Connecticut (2005-06) – 298
  5. Connecticut (2007-08) – 285

NCAA individual single-season blocked shots

  1. David Robinson (Navy 1985-86) – 207
  2. Shawn James (Northeastern 2005-06) – 196
  3. Mickell Gladness (Alabama A&M 2006-07) – 188
  4. Anthony Davis (Kentucky 2011-12) – 186
  5. Hassan Whiteside (Marshall 2009-10) – 182

NCAA individual single-season freshman blocked shots

  1. Anthony Davis (Kentucky 2011-12) – 186
  2. Hassan Whiteside (Marshall 2009-10) – 182
  3. Shawn Bradley (BYU 1990-91) – 177
  4. Alonzo Mourning (Georgetown 1988-89) – 169
  5. Adonal Foyle (Colgate 1994-95) – 147

SEC team blocked shots

1. Kentucky (2011-12) — 344
2 Kentucky (2009-10) — 273
3 Mississippi State (2008-09) — 271
Mississippi State (2009-10) — 271
5. Mississippi State (2007-08) — 267

SEC individual single-season blocked shots

1. Anthony Davis (2011-12) — 186
2. Jarvis Varnado (2008-09) — 170
Jarvis Varnado (2009-10) — 170
4. Shaquille O’Neal (1991-92) — 157
Jarvis Varnado (2007-08) — 157

UK individual single-season blocked shots

1. Anthony Davis (2011-12) – 186
2. Andre Riddick (1993-94) – 83
Melvin Turpin (1982-83) – 83
4. Sam Bowie (1980-81) – 80
5. Jamaal Magloire (1996-97) – 79

UK individual career blocked shots

  1. Jamaal Magloire (1997-2000) – 268
  2. Melvin Turpin (1981-84) – 226
  3. Sam Bowie (1980-81, 84) – 218
  4. Andre Riddick (1992-95) – 212
  5. Anthony Davis (2012-present) – 186

Doron Lamb currently sits atop UK's career 3-point field-goal percentage list. (photo by Chet White, UK Athletics)

UK individual career 3-point percentage (min. 150 attempts)

  1. Doron Lamb (2011-12) – .475 (144-303)
  2. Cameron Mills (1995-98) – .473 (81-171)
  3. Travis Ford (1992-94) – .445 (190-427)
  4. Walter McCarty (1994-96) – .401 (75-187)
  5. Rex Chapman (1987-88) – .400 (134-335)

UK individual single-season rebounds

  1. Billy Spivey (1950-51) – 567
  2. Cliff Hagan (1951-52) – 528
  3. Bob Burrow (1954-55) – 459
  4. Frank Ramsey (1950-51) 434
  5. Anthony Davis (2011-12) – 415

UK individual single-season assists

1. John Wall (2009-10) – 241
2. Roger Harden (1985-86) – 232
3. Anthony Epps (1996-97) – 193
Travis Ford (1993-94) – 193
5. Marquis Teague (2011-12) – 191

UK  individual single-season field-goal percentage (min. 150 attempts)

  1. Michael Bradley (1998-99) – .657 (157-239)
  2. Rick Robey (1977-78) – .635 (167-263)
  3. Charles Hurt (1982-83) – .630 (102-162)
  4. Marquis Estill (2001-02) – .624 (111-178)
  5. Anthony Davis (2011-12) – .623 (210-337)

UK individual single-season double-doubles

  1. Dan Issel (1969-70) – 25
  2. Dan Issel – (1968-69) – 22
  3. Jim Andrews (1972-73) – 21
  4. Anthony Davis (2011-12) – 20
    DeMarcus Cousins (2009-10) – 20

UK individual career games played

  1. Darius Miller (2009-12) – 152
  2. Wayne Turner (1996-99) – 151
  3. Jamaal Magloire (1997-2000) – 145
  4. Jared Prickett (1993-95, 97) – 143
    Saul Smith (1998-2001) – 143

UK individual career wins

  1. Wayne Turner (1996-99) – 131
  2. Ralph Beard (1946-49) – 129
  3. Darius Miller (2009-12) – 124
  4. Anthony Epps (1994-97) – 123
  5. Three tied at 122

Team stats and rankings

(national rankings in parentheses)

  UK
Scoring offense 77.4 (15)
Scoring defense 60.6 (25)
FG percentage 48.8 (9)
FG percentage defense 37.4 (1)
3-point percentage 37.8 (37)
3-point percentage defense 31.8 (67)
FT percentage 72.3 (65)
Rebound margin +6.7 (12)
Steals per game 6.1 (215)
Blocks per game 8.6 (1)
Assists per game 13.3 (131)
Turnover margin +0.3 (166)

Stat leaders

(national rankings in parentheses)

  UK
Points per game Anthony Davis – 14.4
Rebounds per game Anthony Davis – 10.2 (15)
Field-goal percentage Anthony Davis – 62.3 (3)
3-point percentage Doron Lamb – 46.6
Free-throw percentage Doron Lamb – 82.6
Assists per game Marquis Teague – 4.8
Blocks per game Anthony Davis – 4.7 (1)
Steals per game Anthony Davis – 1.4

Miscellaneous

Darius Miller, Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb all became members of the 1,000-point club … Miller fell just 13 rebounds and one block shy of becoming the third-ever Wildcats to record more than 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 100 blocks and 100 steals … Davis raked in six of the seven major national player of the year awards … Kentucky’s 678 free throws made was a school record, breaking the previous mark of 666 set during the 1978-79 season … Miller was three points shy of making this Kentucky team the first one in program history to have six players average double-figure points … Coach Cal now owns a 548-142 career record (.770 winning percentage) in college and 38-13 mark (.745 winning percentage) in the NCAA Tournament).