50 years ago on March 19, 1966, the Head Coach DON HASKINS and theTEXAS WESTERN COLLEGE/ UNIVERSITY Of TEXAS At EL PASO (UTEP) MINERS defeated Head Coach ADOLPH RUPP and the KENTUCKY WILDCATS 72 -65 to win the1966 NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
With that 1966 victory,, DON HASKINS became the first NCAA D-I Head Coach in NCAA HISTORY to coach an ALL-BLACK STARTING FIVE to a NATIONAL TITLE.
The historic victory became the subject of the book and film, GLORY ROAD, with JOSH LUCAS portraying HASKINS, and JON VOIGHT portraying ADOLPH RUPP.
In celebration and commemoration of the GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY of this historic event, go inside the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED VAULT and relive the memories of how the MINERS DEFEATED The WILDCATS To WIN The 1966 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
SI cover dated 50 yrs ago today: Texas Western's historic title. Yes, that’s UK’s Pat Rileyhttps://t.co/O9u5yXq1GX pic.twitter.com/GWdeWSLbZc— Ryan Hunt (@rynhnt) March 28, 2016