This Day in History: 1958-03-22
On March 22, 1958, UK wins its fourth NCAA title by defeating Seattle and Elgin Baylor, 84-72, in Louisville before a home-state crowd of 18,803 in Freedom Hall. The “Fiddlin’ Five” was led by Vernon Hatton’s 30 points. This is the only NCAA championship Kentucky won within the commonwealth. The win gave Rupp his most coveted title, the one he vowed to win after the NCAA had suspended UK’s 1953 season.