Today in 1968, the University of Houston beat UCLA in the Game of the Century, 71-69. 52,693 people were in the Astrodome to see the Coogs beat the defending national champs and end their 47-game winning streak.
Elvin Hayes scored 39 in the upset. The nationally-televised game, the first-ever in primetime, helped make college basketball a national sport.
Houston Chronicle front page:
The Daily Cougar‘s main story:
Secondary Chronicle coverage:
This cartoon ran in the Cougar in the first edition after the game:
Below is a photo gallery of that historic night. Click through to see full-sized photos.
GoCoogs.com’s Full Game Of The Century Coverage