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February 11, 1978. All five LSU starters fouled out against the greatest college basketball team in the nation, the No. 1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Left on the floor for the Tigers in overtime were a walk-on, a black Jewish freshman from New York, a senior with a bum knee, and two white boys: one, a dentist's son from New Orleans, and the other one a 7-foot surfer dude from Florida. On the bench coaching them was Dale Brown, a wild man from North Dakota. In a rivalry and a game that involved roughness on and off ...
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February 11, 1978. All five LSU starters fouled out against the greatest college basketball team in the nation, the No. 1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Left on the floor for the Tigers in overtime were a walk-on, a black Jewish freshman from New York, a senior with a bum knee, and two white boys: one, a dentist's son from New Orleans, and the other one a 7-foot surfer dude from Florida. On the bench coaching them was Dale Brown, a wild man from North Dakota. In a rivalry and a game that involved roughness on and off the court, self-gratification, race relations and international folk dance, the largest crowd in LSU basketball history watched one of the greatest upsets, and a turning point for two basketball programs.

About the Author

A former full-time newspaper journalist, Sonny Marks practices law in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he lives with his wife Louise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608446131
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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