Former Kentucky basketball stars reminisce about 1958 title game

Former Kentucky basketball stars Ed Beck and Vernon Hatton remember UK’s victory over Seattle in the 1958 NCAA championship game. The 1957-58 title team is being honored as part of the UK-Auburn game on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
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Former Kentucky basketball stars Ed Beck and Vernon Hatton remember UK’s victory over Seattle in the 1958 NCAA championship game. The 1957-58 title team is being honored as part of the UK-Auburn game on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

Mark Story has worked in the Lexington Herald-Leader sports department since Aug. 27, 1990, and has been a H-L sports columnist since 2001. I have covered every Kentucky-Louisville football game since 1994, every UK-U of L basketball game but three since 1996-97 and every Kentucky Derby since 1994.