5. 1966 Texas Western Miners
Key Players: Bobby Joe Hill, David Lattin, Orsten Artis
Finish: Won the national championship
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Know what's badass? Overcoming racial sterotypes and years of racial tension to win a national championship! Which is exactly what the Miners did in 1966. After legendary Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp came out and said that his squad would never lose to a team consisting of five black starters, the Miners came out and whooped on the Wildcats in the championship game. It was so bad, in fact, that after Rupp's death in 1977, his biographer Russell Rice revealed that he never got over the loss. "He carried the memory of that game to his grave," he said. We—and all of the other diehard college basketball fans out there—are sure glad he did.