Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague celebrate after defeating Louisville. See a photo gallery at bit.ly/H6oVrU.
University of Kentucky Wildcats. Scratch and The Wildcat. The nickname came shortly after a 6–2 football win over Illinois in 1909. Commandant Philip W. Corbusier, then head of the military department, told a group of students following the game that the Kentucky football team had "fought like Wildcats." Later the name was adopted by UK.