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1965–66 Texas Western Miners basketball team

1965–66 [[Template:Infobox NCAA team season/team]]
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP #3
1965–66 record 28-1
Head coach Don Haskins
Assistant coach Moe Iba
Home arena Memorial Gym
Seasons
« [[Template:Infobox NCAA team season/team|1964-65]][[Template:Infobox NCAA team season/team|1966-67]] »

The 1965–66 Texas Western Miners basketball team represented Texas Western College, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and was coached by Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins. The team made history by winning the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1966, becoming the first team with an all-black starting line-up to win an NCAA basketball national championship; a feat that was not favorable by many. The Miners defeated Kentucky (a team that was all white until 1969) 72-65 in the historic championship game, played at Cole Field House in College Park, Maryland on March 19, 1966.

The team was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007[1] and inspired the book and film Glory Road.

Roster

Name # Position Height Year Home Town
Jerry Armstrong 21/52 Forward 6-4 Senior Eagleville, MO
Orsten Artis 20/23 Guard 6-1 Senior Gary, IN
Louis Baudoin 22/54 Forward 6-7 Junior Albuquerque, NM
Willie Cager 10/11 Forward 6-5 Sophomore New York City, NY
Harry Flournoy 44 Forward 6-5 Senior Gary, IN
Bobby Joe Hill 14 Guard 5-10 Junior Detroit, MI
David Lattin 42/43 Center 6-6 Sophomore Houston, TX
Dick Myers 31/40 Forward 6-4 Junior Peabody, KS
Dave Palacio 15 Guard 6-2 Sophomore El Paso, TX
Togo Railey 25/30 Guard 6-0 Junior El Paso, TX
Nevil Shed 32/33 Center 6-8 Junior New York City, NY
Willie Worsley 24 Guard 5-6 Sophomore New York City, NY

After the championship

The 1965-1966 Texas Western basketball team faced many issues because of their color. For example when they won the championship no one brought out a ladder for them to cut down the net. Nevil Shed had to hoist up Willie Worsley so he could do the honors.[2] Also they were never invited on "The Ed Sullivan Show" which was customary for the NCAA Champions. Texas Western (UTEP) winning the championship, started the integration of collegiate athletics; with the Southeastern Conference admitting their first black basketball player in 1967.[3]

Schedule

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Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
1965/12/04*
no, no

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Eastern New Mexico W 89-38  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1965/12/09*
no, no

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East Texas State W 73-51  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1965/12/11*
no, no

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Pan American W 67-47  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1965/12/14*
no, no

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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1965/12/17*
no, no

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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1965/12/18*
no, no

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Fresno State W 83-65  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1965/12/21*
no, no

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vs. South Dakota
Rock Island Tournament
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Rock Island, IL
1965/12/22*
no, no

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vs. Nevada
Rock Island Tournament
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Rock Island, IL
1965/12/29*
no, no

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Loyola (New Orleans) W 93-56  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1965/12/30*
no, no

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#4 Iowa W 86-68  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1966/01/03*
no, no

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Tulsa W 63-54  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1966/01/06*
no, no

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Seattle W 76-64  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1966/01/27*
no, no

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at Arizona State W 84-67  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Tempe, AZ
1966/01/29*
no, no

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West Texas State W 69-50  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1966/02/01*
no, no

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New Mexico State W 104-78  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1966/02/04*
no, no

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at Colorado State W 68-66  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Fort Collins, CO
1966/02/10*
no, no

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at Arizona W 81-72  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Tucson, AZ
1966/02/12*
no, no

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at New Mexico W 67-64OT  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Johnson Gymnasium
Albuquerque, NM
1966/02/14*
no, no

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Arizona State W 69-67  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1966/02/19*
no, no

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at Texas–Pan American W 65-61  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Edinburg, TX
1966/02/24*
no, no

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at West Texas State W 78-64  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Canyon, TX
1966/02/26*
no, no

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Colorado State W 72-55  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Memorial Gym
El Paso, TX
1966/03/02*
no, no

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at New Mexico State W 73-56  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Las Cruces High School
Las Cruces, NM
1966/03/05*
no, no

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at Seattle L 72-74  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Seattle, WA
NCAA Tournament
1966/03/06*
no, no

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vs. Oklahoma City
NCAA Midwest Regional Quarterfinal
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WSU Fieldhouse
Wichita, KS
1966/03/11*
no, no

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vs. Cincinnati
NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal
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Lubbock, TX
1966/03/12*
no, no

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vs. #4 Kansas
NCAA Midwest Regional Final
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Lubbock, TX
1966/03/18*
no, no

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vs. Utah
NCAA National Semifinal
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Cole Field House
College Park, MD
1966/03/19*
no, no

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vs. #1 Kentucky
NCAA National Final
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Cole Field House
College Park, MD
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

References

  1. ^ http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/tag/texas-western, Basketball Hall of Fame, retrieved 2009-07-09
  2. ^ Wetzel, Dan. "The Long and Winding road". Yahoo Sports. Yahoo Sports. 
  3. ^ Eagen, Matt. "Breaking the Barrier". Courant staff writer (The Courant). 
  4. ^ 1965-66 Statistics and Results, University of Texas at El Paso, retrieved 2009-07-09

External links

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