The University of Kentucky’s historic 1966 national championship basketball game against Texas Western will be aired twice in the next week on ESPN channels.
The first showing will take place Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. The presentation will be re-aired Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.
The broadcast celebrates the 50th anniversary of Texas Western’s 72-65 victory, which became a watershed moment in sports history because it was the first time a college basketball team started five black players in the sport’s title game.
ESPN says the 90-minute presentation will feature video of every basket that took place inside Cole Field House in College Park, Md., on March 19, 1966, and the audio call of Walt Sullivan.
John Saunders, Jay Bilas and Michael Wilbon will provide historical context and commentary. Texas Western player David Lattin will be interviewed, and the broadcast will include comments from additional players from the game.