PG | | Biography, Drama, Sport
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
During the National Championship game against Kentucky, the 3-point shooting rule is not present. This is historically accurate. The first time the NCAA experimented with the shot was 1945. The 3-point shot became popular during the 1967-68 American... ...
Coach Don Haskins:
Hey, hey, Winnaker, Winnaker, do you want me to get you a skirt? I'll get you a skirt if you keep playing like a girl!
The close-up cutaway shots of the scoreboards in several sections of the movie do not match the scoreboards used in the wide shots or action shots. Most of the time, the action shots use a modified Nevco Model 2400. The cutaways are sometimes a TransLux Fair Play/Fair Tron scoreboard, sometimes another brand scoreboard all together. The Nevco 2400 can be programmed to display a zero in the minute column when there is less than a minute of play left. In the movie, one shot shows the scoreboard display ":55" with no 0 for the minutes and later in the same scene "0:02" with a 0 in the minute column.
During the credits, an inset shows several of the actual people involved (Don Haskins, David Lattin, Pat Riley, Orsten Artis, Willie Worsley, Harry Flournoy, and Nevil Shed) commenting about the championship game and its implications. Video of that game is also shown.
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