On This Date 3/19/1966

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Texas Western (later known as UTEP) wins the NCAA Tournaments, shocking Kentucky 72-65 in College Park, Maryland. Coached by Don Haskins, the Miners had five black starters, as they stunned blue blood Kentucky coached by Adolph Rupp, who was seeking its fifth NCAA Tournament Championship. Bobby Joe Hill led a balanced effort by Texas Western with 20 points, while David Lattin scored 16 points and Ortsen Artsen had 15 points. Pat Riley and Louie Dampier each had 19 points to lead the way for the Wildcats.

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