9781592289820

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781592289820

  • ISBN10:

    1592289827

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-10-01
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
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Summary

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 32-0 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 only previous team in Carolina history to achieve perfection was the 1924 team, years before the NCAA Tournament was created.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Roy Williams
Acknowledgments xi
Prologue xvii
A Basketball Coach for a Football School
1(10)
Underground Railroad
11(16)
Tobacco Road Tradition
27(12)
Being Rip Kaplinsky
39(20)
The Journey Begins
59(14)
A Christmas Ritual
73(6)
Inside the Smoking Car
79(10)
``Carolina Is About to Get Beat!''
89(20)
Road Tested
109(8)
The Foul That Saved a Season
117(8)
Cops, Robbers, and the Garden
125(6)
Thirty and One
131(10)
``The Dream College Game of Our Time''
141(18)
The Epic Conclusion
159(20)
The Homecoming
179(14)
The Aftermath
193(8)
Epilogue 201(2)
1956--57 North Carolina Tar Heels Final Roster 203(2)
1956--57 North Carolina Tar Heels Results 205

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