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‘Rupp’s Runts’ defied the odds reaching title game

From :  “This series counts down the greatest basketball teams of all time. No. 1 will be revealed in the Kernel's basketball season preview edition on Nov. 7. Here is No. 9: the 1965-66 Cats known as “Rupp Runts.”  In the fall of 1965, expectations of basketball were gloomy. People were predicting a losing season for head coach , which would be his first. They were believed to be too small to compete, with no starter taller than 6-foot-5.  “Rupp's Runts” were primarily , , , , and .At this point in basketball history, recruiting began to change. Other teams around the country were getting bigger and UK was having a more difficult time lasting in the NCAA tournament.”

 

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