Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 10/23/13
One of the most important games in college basketball history was played in 1966 between the Kentucky Wildcats and Texas Western. Today, news came out that the two teams will be meeting on the hardwood again in 2016. This afternoon, at a luncheon in El Paso, UTEP head coach Tim Floyd announced UTEP and Kentucky would be facing off to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1966 national championship game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The hope is that the game will be played in College Park, Maryland (the site of the ’66 game) but that has yet to be determined: Coach Floyd just announced at luncheon that we will be playing Kentucky in 2016.. — Bob Cantu (@coachbobcantu) October 23, 2013 #UTEP head coach Tim Floyd just announced a 2016 game against Kentucky. Tent date MLK day. Tent site College Park MD. #GloryRoad — Steve Kaplowitz (@stevekaplowitz) October 23, 2013 Tim Floyd announced that we will play Kentucky in 2016. 1st time playing them since 1966, marking 50 year anniversary of Glory Road! #UTEP — UTEP Miners (@Miner_Nation) October 23, 2013 In the iconic matchup, Don Haskins, head coach of Texas Western (now UTEP), started five black players, which had never been done before in an NCAA championship game. The game is also the subject of the popular movie Glory Road, which was released in 2006.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Grading the deal: Celtics, Cavs trade Kyrie and Isaiah Thomas

Jon Jones tests positive for steroids, reportedly stripped of title

Report: Bills have not made LeSean McCoy available in trades

Emmanuel Sanders involved in car accident on way to team facility

Old Isaiah Thomas tweet about LeBron goes viral following trade

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Reports: Cavs, Celtics complete trade involving Irving, Thomas

Report: Smaller-market teams support Pacers in tampering case against Lakers

Report: MRI confirms ankle sprain for Odell Beckham Jr.

Jason Garrett indicates Ezekiel Elliott could play this week

Chuck Pagano: Still no timeline for Andrew Luck’s return

VIDEO: 13-year old little leaguer hits massive homer at Braves stadium

The 'When the Doctor took the Big Apple by storm' quiz

BIG3 Referee Hotline: Calls routed from 1-900-MIX-A-LOT

The Indians are on a mission to make you pay attention whether you want to or not

15 college football coaches who are on the hot seat

Getaway Day: The playing field is leveling off as the wild-card chase takes shape

The 'Anquan Boldin calls it a career' quiz

Sports & Politics Intersect: Echoes of Charlottesville ripple across the sports world

BIG3 Playoff Preview: Can anyone stop Trilogy?

Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

Box Score 8/18: Reds and Cubs claw through a 23-run game

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Giancarlo Stanton won't stop hitting homers

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

BIG3 Referee Hotline: Calls routed from 1-900-MIX-A-LOT

The 'When the Doctor took the Big Apple by storm' quiz

The Indians are on a mission to make you pay attention whether you want to or not

The 'Anquan Boldin calls it a career' quiz

Getaway Day: The playing field is leveling off as the wild-card chase takes shape

Sports & Politics Intersect: Echoes of Charlottesville ripple across the sports world

BIG3 Playoff Preview: Can anyone stop Trilogy?

The 'Bye bye to the Beast Incarnate?' quiz

Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker