48th anniversary of Texas Western's historic win over Kentucky in NCAA Championship game

Read articles about Texas Western College's March 19, 1966 NCAA Championship team

EL PASO, Texas - Texas Western College (now UTEP) shocked the basketball world by defeating Kentucky to win the NCAA Championship on March 19, 1966. Late UTEP coach Don Haskins made history by starting five black players against Kentucky's all white starting five.

Click links below for more information on the 1966 Miners:

Miners still only men's team in Texas to win NCAA basketball championship article March 18, 2013

'66 Miners' 'Glory Road' film gets raunchy parody treatment in 'Movie 43' article January 25, 2013

March 19: 45th Anniversary Of Miners Historic Championship article March 19, 2011

What Newspapers Said About Miners' '66 Championship Back Then article March 18, 2011

Movie Of Texas Western Miners' Championship Turns 5 Years Old article January 17, 2011

Rare Footage Of '66 Miners Shot By Wild Kingdom Host Article November 16, 2010

1965-66 Texas Western Squad Changed Basketball Landscape article November 09, 2010

'66 Miners To Watch 'Glory Road' At White House With Bush article October 28, 2008

Associated Press: Haskins, Hall Of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies article September 07, 2008

Learn more about the '66 Miners by visiting UTEP's special tribute web page at

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