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69 years ago today, Kentucky won their 3rd NCAA Championship

Kentucky basketball 1951
Standing: Frank Ramsey, Shelby Linville, Bill Spivey, Roger Layne, Lou Tsioropoulos, Read Morgan. Seated: Coach Adolph Rupp, Cliff Hagan, C.M. Newton, Walt Hirsch, Paul Lansaw, Dwight Price, Assistant Coach Harry Lancaster Bottom Row: Lindle Castle, Lucian Whitaker, Bobby Watson, Guy Strong, T. Riddle. Photo | UK Athletics

On this day 69 years ago, the Kentucky Wildcats won their 3rd NCAA championship.

Led by coach Adolph Rupp, Kentucky defeated Kansas State 68-58 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bill Spivey scored 22 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kentucky to the win over No. 4 Kansas State and the third national championship for the program in four years.


Take a look back at that win in the highlights below.


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