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Basketball's Biggest Upset : Texas Western Changed the Sport with a Win Over Kentucky in 1966
by Ray Sanchez


Overview - Texas Western College, then a small and unknown school tucked away in the far corner of West Texas, came out of nowhere to pull the biggest upset in the history of college basketball in 1966. The Miners' 72-65 victory over the University of Kentucky, coached by the legendary Adolph Rupp, in the finals of the NCAA Tournament topped one of the most remarkable stories in the history not only of basketball, but of all sports.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Texas Western College, then a small and unknown school tucked away in the far corner of West Texas, came out of nowhere to pull the biggest upset in the history of college basketball in 1966. The Miners' 72-65 victory over the University of Kentucky, coached by the legendary Adolph Rupp, in the finals of the NCAA Tournament topped one of the most remarkable stories in the history not only of basketball, but of all sports. It's a story of triumph of character and heart over hardship and seemingly impossible odds. Their accomplishment also had a big impact on society. For the first time, five African-Americans started in the finals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory overcame many prejudices against the ability of African-American athletes to function in a team concept and opened doors for them throughout the South and other parts of the country.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780595378722
  • ISBN-10: 0595378722
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • Publish Date: December 2005
  • Page Count: 161
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds


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