Title Redemption: Documenting the 1958 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship
UK wins its fourth NCAA title by defeating an Elgin Baylor led Seattle team, 84-72, in Freedom Hall in Louisville. The “Fiddlin’ Five” was led by Vernon Hatton’s 30 points and Johnny Cox, who finished with 24 points and 16 rebounds. The win gave Coach Adolph Rupp his most coveted title, the one he vowed to win after the NCAA had suspended UK’s 1953 season. Trailing for much of the game, UK grabbed its first lead with 6:08 left when Don Mills hit a hook shot to give the Wildcats a 61-60 lead. Moments later, Cox hit a jump shot to make it 63-60 and UK never trailed again. This UK classic, never been seen film has been restored and digitized with the audio call of the game from the legendary voice of the Wildcats, Claude Sullivan.
1958 Adolph Rupp Narrated Highlight Film: Coach Adolph Rupp and Coach Harry Lancaster discuss and break down the games from the memorable 1957-58 Championship season. From the first game of the season until the National Championship trophy ceremony at Freedom Hall in Louisville, you will hear the insight from Coach Rupp and Coach Lancaster as you view this exclusive, never been seen film that has been restored and digitized for UK fans to enjoy and appreciate for years to come.
Run Time – 85 Minutes