It began on March 7, , and ended with the championship game on March 19 in College Park, Maryland. A total of 26 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game. Texas Western , coached by Don Haskins , won the national title with a 72—65 victory in the final game over Kentucky , coached by Adolph Rupp. The film Glory Road is based on the story of the Texas Western team. It was the first time since that the Final Four was held on a college campus.
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Which is a big problem that needs to be corrected by the NCAA, an organization that is seemingly always OK with doing things the wrong way. But seriously, why are we still living in a world of Monday night championship games? And if you disagreed with it, well, you are not correct. You are wrong. First, the teams for the most part are used to playing so quickly in the tournament after the previous round so there would be no preparation issues. The teams will be more than ready for their semifinal games. As a viewer, Thursday is a nice way to kick off a weekend full of sports, too.
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Christian Laettner is one of the most accomplished college basketball players in the history of the sport. He was a consensus National Player of the Year and two-time All-American, becoming the face of one of the most storied men's basketball programs. In Laettner's senior year, the Blue Devils went and in conference play. Christian Laettner won two national championships in college as he led Duke to back-to-back national championships in and The Blue Devils lost in the Final Four and in the national championship game in Laettner's freshman and sophomore years, respectively.
The Final Four, which should be starting Saturday in Atlanta, is dearly missed. Thankfully, the NCAA has staged 81 previous tournaments, allowing us to fill the present-day void with a recollection of the best men's Final Four games ever. The 12 best semifinals and 12 best finals are as follows:. The skywalking Thompson stood 6-foot-4, but actually blocked a pair of shots by the 6' 11" Walton.