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Remembering Hall of Fame Coach Don Haskins - 1930-2008

1966 Champions
A SEASON TO REMEMBER
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To say coach Don Haskins' Miners were the underdogs at the NCAA Final Four in 1966 would be putting it mildly. Kentucky had won four national championships and Utah one while Duke had been a runner-up. All had made several trips to the NCAA playoffs. The Miners, on the other hand, had been in the NCAA playoffs only twice and had never advanced past the first round. (more)

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Mullens Eddie Mullens Remembers
Eddie Mullens, long-time sports information director at Texas Western College and UTEP, wrote a retrospective on the Miners' 1966 national championship season.
SI Cover 1966 Flashback: Sports Illustrated
No Miner player had made an all-district team, much less be tabbed an All-American.
Haskins Where Are They Now?
Coach Haskins retired in 1999 with 719 victories and passed away in 2008. He still ranks as one of the winningest head coaches in college basketball history.
Arena 1966 Flashback: The El Paso Times
The Miner defense held Kentucky to a 38.6 field goal average.
Reunion 2002 Reunion
The 1966 National Champs returned to El Paso in February 2002.