The game that changed college basketball or the 2.1 seconds of the game that changed college basketball forever.
March 28, 1992 The Final of the East Regional, Duke VS Kentucky. The 17,848 people watching it in Philadelphia and the Millions watching it at home can say that they watched the greatest college game ever to this day.
It wasn't the end result of the game that made the game so memorable it was that Kentucky and Duke players and coaches arrived from very different places and each with a unique story to tell.
Coach K and Christian Laettner
Summary of the book
The 1992 NCAA East Regional final between Duke University and the University of Kentucky is considered one of the best basketball games of all time, one that ended with the improbable. the compelling backgrounds of the teams involved, Kentucky was thought to be years away from a Final Four berth, but head coach Rick Pitino and his punishing game plan resurrected a scandal-plagued program and Duke coming off a national championship and was a powerhouse whose driven players were convinced another title was theirs. As the game winded down with both Duke and Kentucky side by side throughout the game it came down to the last shot with 2.1 seconds.
About the author
Gene Wojciechowski worked as a sports reporter for several publications including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. He joined ESPN in 1998. His work has been honored by the Football Writers Association of America. He has authored or co authored several books including The Last Great Game, Duke vs. Kentucky and My Conference Can Beat Your Conference. He is basically best know for his work with ESPN.