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Kentucky’s NCAA Championship loss to Texas Western, 1966

Posted on March 13, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Kentucky guard Tom Kron slumped in his chair in front of the runner-up trophy during presentations following Kentucky's loss to Texas Western in the NCAA championship game on March 19, 1966 in College Park, Md. Photo by Jeff Watkins | Staff

Kentucky guard Tom Kron slumped in his chair in front of the runner-up trophy during presentations after Kentucky was upset by Texas Western in the NCAA championship game on March 19, 1966 in College Park, Md. March 19, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the game that would come to be seen as a civil rights milestone in college basketball: Texas Western was the first NCAA champion to start five black players while Kentucky had never had one. The game was a dramatic wake-up call to universities across the South that they would have to accept black players. Photo by Jeff Watkins | Staff

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