Basketball's Biggest Upset: Texas Western Changed the Sport With Win over Kentucky in 1966

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Texas Western College, then a small and uknown school tucked away in the far corner of West Texas, came out of nowhere to pull the biggest upset in the history of college basketball in 1966.

The Miners' victory over University of Kentucky, coached by legendary Adolph Rupp, in the finals of the NCAA Tournament was a story of triumph of character and heart over hardship and seemingly impossible odds.

The victory also had a big impact on socity. For the first time, five blacks started in the finals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory overcame many prejudices against the ability of black athletes to function in a team concept and opened doors for them throughout the South.

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Ray Sanchez, author of six books on sports, was assistant sports editor of the El Paso Heraald-Post in 1966 and followed the Miners' performance throughout the season. In this book, he profiles each of the 12 Texas Western players and gives a game by game account of the milestone season, culminating in a play by play description of the championship game.

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