Texas Western made history with its win over Kentucky in the 1966 national championship game.
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3. Miners make history

How to quantify such a moment in 100 words? Impossible. Texas Western's 1966 national championship marked the first time a team with five African-American players in the starting lineup won a title. It came against Kentucky, one of the premier programs in the nation, and one of the most resistant to integration. It came in the middle of the throes of the civil rights movement, after the March on Washington, before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It happened because one man, Don Haskins, looked at the laws of racial inequality and decided they were foolish, death threats be damned. And it changed everything. -- Dana O'Neil