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The Best Game Ever: How Frank McGuire's '57 Tar Heels Beat Wilt and Revolutionized College Basketball
     

The Best Game Ever: How Frank McGuire's '57 Tar Heels Beat Wilt and Revolutionized College Basketball

by Adam Lucas, Roy Williams (Foreword by)
 

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The Best Game Ever is a revealing look at the University of North Carolina Tar Heels’ 1956–57 season, one of the most storied in college basketball history. From the first day of practice, when forward Lennie Rosenbluth predicted a winning season, to the final game, a triple-overtime victory over Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary Kansas team, the

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The Best Game Ever is a revealing look at the University of North Carolina Tar Heels’ 1956–57 season, one of the most storied in college basketball history. From the first day of practice, when forward Lennie Rosenbluth predicted a winning season, to the final game, a triple-overtime victory over Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary Kansas team, the season was later acknowledged to have been the start of college basketball hysteria not only on Tobacco Road, but nationwide. The 1956 - 57 Tar Heels finished a perfect 32 - 0. The only previous team in Carolina history to achieve perfection was the 1924 team, years before the NCAA Tournament was created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762774272
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
886,626
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Author Adam Lucas is the publisher of Tar Heel Monthly, the nation’s most widely read magazine devoted to University of North Carolina athletics. He is a past winner of the North Carolina Sports Columnist of the Year Award, and the featured columnist on TarHeelBlue.com.

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