Who won the NCAA basketball championship in 1966?
What Texas school won the NCAA basketball championship?
Forty-eight years after the men’s basketball team won the NCAA championship in 1966, UTEP remains the only university in Texas to have a NCAA championship trophy for men’s basketball.
What college team did the Texas Miners play in the championship?
The Miners had to face the top-ranked, all white, University of Kentucky Wildcats led by its legendary coach Adolph Rupp for the championship. The game was played at the University of Maryland’s Cole Field House in College Park, Maryland. Haskins made history by starting five African-American players.
Who was in the Final Four in 1966?
1966 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament
|Champions||Texas Western Miners (1st title, 1st title game, 1st Final Four)|
|Runner-up||Kentucky Wildcats (5th title game, 6th Final Four)|
|Semifinalists||Duke Blue Devils (3rd Final Four) Utah (3rd Final Four)|
|Winning coach||Don Haskins (1st title)|
Who beat UCLA in 1966?
The Bruins went undefeated, winning all thirty games. In the NCAA West Regional at Corvallis, Oregon, the Bruins beat Wyoming (109–60) and Pacific (80–64).
1966–67 UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team.
|1966–67 UCLA Bruins men’s basketball|
|1966–67 record||30–0 (14–0 AAWU (Pac-8))|
|Head coach||John Wooden (19th season)|
|Assistant coaches||Jerry Norman Denny Crum|