Top of the morning to you LSB fans! Yesterday, UK fans celebrated a guy known for his redneck attire and lucky game against the Cards. Today, Cards fans can celebrate one Hall of Famer’s birthday and two senior’s final home game. On this day 74 years ago, Denzil E. Crum was born and 35 years later he gave birth to Louisville basketball as we know it now. I don’t need to tell you his credentials, but I still will: 2 NCAA championships, 6 Final Fours, 3 National Coach of the Year awards, 8 conference titles, 675 career wins and a 1994 induction into the Hall of Fame. His first 16 seasons can only be compared to that of his mentor John Wooden. There would be no KFC Yum! Center if it weren’t for the contributions of Denny Crum.
The university needs to recognize this and show the man some respect with a statue out front. Naming the court the Cards play on is nice, but not nearly enough to honor a man that took the Cards program from near-obscurity to one of the Top 5-10 programs in college basketball history.
Happy Birthday to Mr. March, Cool Hand Luke and one of the greatest basketball coaches to ever roam the sideline, Denny Crum.
Today on the Sports Buzz…
As it does every Wednesday, the 3- man weave returns with myself, Chip Cosby of the Lexington Herald-Leader, and Raashaan Myers of InsidetheVille.com break down sports like some flying spider monkeys. The great Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com joins us to talk about the winding down of the regular season and the upcoming conference tournaments in college hoops. we will also break down tonight’s Senior Night game between the Cards and Providence as well as take your calls on your favorite moments from bith Preston Knowles and George Goode. Also, we will let you know if UK could keep their home streak alive against Vandy on Jorts Appreciation Day.
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This Day in Sports…
March 2, 1964 – Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 in an NBA game. When you talk about sports records that will never be broken, this has to be at the top of the list. Kobe scored 81 with a 3-point shot. Wilt didn’t even have that luxury even if he didn’t have outside touch. The most amazing thing is that the game is not on video and the only evidence the the C-Note actually occurred are eye-witness accounts and the Dipper holding up a sheet of scrap paper simply reading “100”