Texas Western team recalls '66 NCAA title
David Lattin says something happens every day to remind him of Texas Western's NCAA championship in 1966, when the Miners, with the first all-black starting lineup in a title game, beat all-white Kentucky. Lattin and eight of his teammates have gathered in El Paso, Texas, for a weekend celebration of the 50th anniversary of a game largely credited for ending segregation in athletics at universities in the South. The 72-year-old Lattin said "somebody mentions it or somebody calls me" and brings up "Glory Road," the 2006 movie about the season. Now called UTEP, the unknown school from far West Texas shocked the Wildcats 75-65 in College Park, Md. "The thing I remember most about that season … was that I just wanted to play more games and more games and more games," said Willie Cager, another Miner. The 1966 Texas Western team will be honored during UTEP's game against Western Kentucky on Saturday.
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