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Rupp’s Runts, 1965

Posted on February 20, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp posed with his returning starters in October 1965 prior to the 1965-66 season. From left are,  Larry Conley, Louie Dampier, Pat Riley and Tommy Kron. This team would be known as Rupp's Runts and would lose the NCAA Championship game 72-65, to Texas Western (now UTEP). It was announced that Conley would be be honored at the 2016 Southeastern Conference Tournament as UK’s SEC Basketball Legend. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp posed with his returning starters in October 1965 before the 1965-66 season. From left, Larry Conley, Louie Dampier, Pat Riley and Tommy Kron. This team, known as Rupp’s Runts because of their small size, would lose the NCAA championship game, 72-65, to Texas Western (now UTEP). Conley is to be honored at the 2016 Southeastern Conference Tournament as UK’s SEC Basketball Legend. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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