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David Lattin in 1966 NCAA: Men's Bball: Tex Western vs. Ky

1966 NCAA Division I: Men's Basketball National Championship: Texas Western vs. Kentucky

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One of the landmark moments in collegiate sports history, this game between Texas Western and Kentucky on March 19, 1966, marked the first time in the NCAA championships that an all-black starting five would take the floor. Led by coach Don Haskins, the Miners defeated the No. 1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats 72-65. Legendary coach Adolph Rupp's star-laden, all-white team featured future Hall of Fame NBA player and coach Pat Riley.