Iconic Kentucky Photos

Adolph Rupp, Alex Groza and Dale Barnstable
Text: Bill Carey
Photo: AP

Adolph Rupp, Alex Groza and Dale Barnstable

1949

As Kentucky gets ready for its Final Four matchup against Connecticut on Saturday, SI takes a look back at classic photos of the Wildcats.

A second-straight NCAA title was enough to make Adolph Rupp break out his victory dance after the Wildcats beat Oklahoma A & M 46-36 in the championship game. Groza (No. 15) was Kentucky's leading scorer, averaging more than 20 points per game during the year, and Barnstable added six points per game.

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