Wednesday, January 14, 2015

UK Reportedly Backs Out of 2016 Game Against UTEP

The Kentucky Wildcats have reportedly backed out of a proposed game against UTEP in 2016.

The game was supposed to be played at the University of Maryland to mark the 50th anniversary of the NCAA championship game between Kentucky and the school formerly known as Texas Western.

The movie "Glory Road" was based on that game, which was won 72-65 by Texas Western.

The 2016 game would have been the 50th anniversary season of the NCAA championship game between UK and the school formerly known as Texas Western. Texas Western won the title that year at Cole Field House in College Park, Maryland, starting five black players for the first time in NCAA championship history against an all-white UK lineup coached by Adolph Rupp. The Miners won the game, 72-65.

"Just backed out, said that there were a lot of people up there that didn't want the game to be played, for whatever reason, so I don't want to throw them completely under the bus, but that's ok, we'll just stay with a 1-0 record against the Kentucky Wildcats in college basketball. If they never want to play again and act like the game never happened, for the reasons why it occurred are significant, then we'll never play again," said Floyd.

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