Tue January 1, 2013
NCAA Celebrating 75 Years of March Madness
Voting begins this month for the top players, teams and moments from the history of the NCAA basketball tournament.
It’s part of the March Madness 75th anniversary celebration.
The NCAA has compiled a list of 75 players, 25 teams and 35 tournament moments for fans to consider. Voters will trim the list to 15 players, one team and one moment.
Local teams are well represented on the lists. Among the players are U of L’s Darrell Griffith, Kentucky’s Anthony Davis and IU’s Keith Smart.
Teams include the 1980 U of L championship squad, the 1996 UK team and Indiana’s undefeated team from 1976.
Among the top moments for fans to consider is the shot by Duke’s Christian Laetner (LATE-ner) at thebuzzer that denied Kentucky a trip to the 1992 Final Four.
CBS will air programs marking the 75th anniversary of March Madness, and the top players, teams and moments will be honored at the 2013 Final Four.