Throughout March Madness, we have been counting down the greatest What ifs? in college basketball history.
We started with Hank Gathers’ tragic death, worked all the way down to Texas Western’s victory over Kentucky in 1966 at #2, and then discussed what is easily the greatest What if? in college basketball history.
What is #1? Read on to find out.
Since the bulk of this week’s Final Four coverage will center on the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry and the Calipari-Pitino rivalry and relationship, I figured I may as well get in on the act.
First, let’s look at the series history between these two schools, which isn’t as extensive as you might assume.
This is the ninth post in our ongoing series of the Top 10 What Ifs in college basketball history.
Texas Western’s victory over Kentucky in 1966 was an important watershed moment in sports in this country, but it had much greater impact on America than just basketball.
The game happened right in the middle of the Civil Rights movement, and completely changed how most Americans viewed the sport.
Kentucky had beaten Texas Western in the NCAA Championship Game?
This is a simple point I’m going to make, so I’ll be brief with it. But it’s an important one, I think, so I’m not leaving it unsaid anymore.
Over the weekend, I saw numerous blog and social media posts mocking Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s manner of speaking in press interviews. It immediately pissed me off, even before I did any digging into MKG’s background.