The Sports Illustrated jinx took awhile to kick in that season.
The ‘zine picked U of L to win the national title.
The Bridgeman/ Murphy/ Cox squad started off the year by winning 13 in a row, before falling at Bradley.
More stunning is that 7 of the Ws were away games on the opponents’ home courts. @Houston, @ Dayton, @ Florida State, to start the season with 3 away Ws. Plus @ Marquette, @ West Texas State, @ New Mexico State and @ St. Louis.
Of course, that SI jinx did finally come to haunt the Cards.
U of L 74, UCLA 75 in OT in the national semi-final in San Diego.
– Seedy K