Joe B. Hall reminisces on 1975 national championship game

03/23/2017 07:02 PM

Tomorrow’s matchup between Kentucky and UCLA will mark the third time the two bluebloods have met in the NCAA tournament. The last time they played in the postseason was in 1998, when Kentucky won 94-68 en route to their seventh national championship.

But the meeting prior to that is the one that Kentucky fans will always remember—even though they wish they didn’t. It was the 1975 national championship game, and UCLA beat Kentucky 92-85 in John Wooden’s last game. Joe B. Hall was Kentucky’s coach at the time and I sat down with Hall this afternoon to take a closer look at the loss.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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