Remembering the Kentucky vs Kansas State title game of 1951

Kentucky Wildcats - photo by Tammie Brown |
Wildcats – photo by Tammie Brown |

Mr. K-State, Ernie Barrett, has been waiting 63 years for this.

“When I found out who we were playing in the Tournament, I called (Bruce) Weber and told him I was really pleased we were playing Kentucky,” Barrett said. “Excited that we were going to have another chance at them.”

Barrett’s chance against came in the 1951 national championship game in Minneapolis. K-State had drubbed A&M, 68-44, in the semifinals in City. It looked like the Wildcats’ year.

And it was. The year for the Wildcats.

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