Game of the Century: #2 Houston upsets #1 UCLA

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.’s Full Game Of The Century Coverage

The buildup:

Buildup To The Game Of The Century


The hype:

The Hype Before The Game of the Century


The classic:

Game of the Century: #2 Houston upsets #1 UCLA


The video:

Video Highlights: The Game Of The Century


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