The 1966 Texas Western Champions Set to Be Recognized During NCAA Final Four
This weekend, the members of the 1966 Texas Western College men’s basketball team will be headed to Houston, where they will be part of Final Four activities.
The 1966 team members will be recognized during halftime of the second semifinal game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Syracuse Orange.
This past February, the historic basketball group was at UTEP being recognized for the 50th anniversary of their historic win over Kentucky.
The team has a full schedule of events ahead of them, beginning on Friday, April 1st when the team arrives in Houston and will be able to watch the Final Four teams’ practices followed by a visit with the Houston Chapter members of the UTEP Alumni Association.
On Saturday, April 2nd a handful of designated players will participate in NCAA Powerade Youth Clinics in the morning at Strake Jesuit College Prep School. Soon after, David Lattin will join Greg Gumbel and crew on the Turner Network prenames show at 1:30 p.m. (MST) to discuss the 1966 championship and his grandson’s current quest for the title. Khadeem Lattin plays for the Oklahoma Sooners. This same evening, during the second game of the semifinals, the team will be recognized on the NCAA national platform during halftime. The game airs on TBS at 6:49 p.m. (MST).
On Sunday, April 3rd the players will be honored at the NCAA’s Celebration of Champions at the Buffalo Soldier National Museum.
by Monday, April 4th, the 1966 team, which was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007, has been invited to the announcement of the 2016 Hall of Fame class.