Coach Adolph Rupp and his University of Kentucky starters wore broad smiles on Dec. 23, 1954, as Rupp received congratulations from Ken Loeffler, coach of LaSalle, whose team was a 63-54 victim of the Wildcats in the championship game of the UK Invitational tournament. The players beaming over the big trophy are (from left) Linville Puckett, Bill Evans, Bob Burrow, Jerry Bird and Phil Grawemeyer.
Coach Adolph Rupp and his University of Kentucky starters wore broad smiles on Dec. 23, 1954, as Rupp received congratulations from Ken Loeffler, coach of LaSalle, whose team was a 63-54 victim of the Wildcats in the championship game of the UK Invitational tournament. The players beaming over the big trophy are (from left) Linville Puckett, Bill Evans, Bob Burrow, Jerry Bird and Phil Grawemeyer. Staff Lexington Leader
Coach Adolph Rupp and his University of Kentucky starters wore broad smiles on Dec. 23, 1954, as Rupp received congratulations from Ken Loeffler, coach of LaSalle, whose team was a 63-54 victim of the Wildcats in the championship game of the UK Invitational tournament. The players beaming over the big trophy are (from left) Linville Puckett, Bill Evans, Bob Burrow, Jerry Bird and Phil Grawemeyer. Staff Lexington Leader

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