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Kentucky vs. Texas Western 1966 National Championship Re-Air Open Thread

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UTEP's shining moment from 1966 will be aired on ESPN tonight, lets talk about it!

ESPN's Presentation Highlights:·

Start Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN, and the Watch ESPN App.

Saunders and Bilas: John Saunders and Jay Bilas will host a pregame, halftime and post-game studio element and be joined by Michael Wilbon who will provide his views and additional historical context.


First Hand Account: Texas Western's Dave Lattin - the starting center on the 1966 championship team - will be interviewed 

Iconic Photographs: Original photos, courtesy of former Sports Illustrated photographer Rich Clarkson, will be incorporated.  

President Obama: The President of the United States paid tribute to the team earlier this year and his message will be a part of the telecast.

Additional Programming: On Wednesday, Outside the Lines (1:30 p.m.) and SportsCenter (6 p.m.) are expected to touch on the historic victory.

Encore Presentation
ESPN’s presentation of the game will be re-aired on Sunday, April 3 at 11 a.m. on ESPN2 during the 2016 Final Four where the 1966 Texas Western team will be honored. In 2007, the entire team was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Previous Coverage
ESPN has documented the influential Texas Western victory over the years, including a 2001 ESPN Classic’s "Game of the Week" which chronicled the greatest sports events in history. Recently, ESPN The Magazine wrote a feature on Oklahoma’s Khadeem Lattin, the grandson of Dave Lattin, and ESPN produced Khadeem Lattin Carries a Beautiful Burden. In 2006, Walt Disney Pictures produced Glory Road, a movie based on the team.