Originally Posted by rocko
Wasnt that the year after the championship ? Fred Cowan, Lavon Williams and co.
I don't remember the players, but yes, it was the year after the title. Only 40 teams made up the NCAA field that year, so I don't know if UK would have made a 64-team field or not.
UK won the NIT in 1976, when only 32 teams made the NCAA. Weren't there only like six or eight at-large bids at that time? I'm thinking that you had to either win your conference or be ranked Top 20 (it was a Top 20 at that time) to get in the NCAA tournament.