This Day in History: 1951-03-24

On March 24, 1951, No. 1 Kentucky defeated No. 5 Illinois in the 1951 NCAA Final Four.  After UK standouts Bill Spivey and Cliff Hagan fouled out, Shelby Linville, a 6-foot-5 junior, scored Kentucky’s final six points, including the game-winning basket on a layup with 12 seconds left before 16,425 in the old Madison Square Garden in New York City.