Forty years later, with Kentucky vs. Texas Western having become the most significant game in college basketball history...
ESPNDon Haskins' greatest triumph was mostly a memory when Disney decided to take another look.
ESPNThousands attend memorial for UTEP coach Haskins in El Paso, Texas.
ESPN ClassicFormer Texas Western (UTEP) basketball coach Don Haskins made a special visit to chat as part of Sunday's ESPN Classic's Game of the Week broadcast.
Texas Western's 1966 Lasting LegacyTexas Western, was little known outside the Southwest despite its 27-1 record and its No.3 ranking. Their 72-65 victory that night over No.1 Kentucky stunned college basketball and upset conventional wisdom.
Newswise.comIn 1966, UTEP " then named Texas Western College " changed the face of collegiate athletics forever by starting an all-black lineup for the first time in NCAA championship history. The Texas Western Miners, led by Hall of Fame Coach Don Haskins, upset the University of Kentucky to win the national title. The win symbolized a breakthrough for blacks in college sports.
ABC NewsHall of Fame basketball coach. Took Texas Western to the first major sports title the school has ever won-- made history by starting five black players during the '66 NCAA championship.
History.comOn March 19, 1966, Texas Western College defeats the University of Kentucky in the NCAA men’s college basketball final at Cole Field House in College Park, Maryland. This marked the first time an all-black starting five had won the NCAA championship.
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