March Madness Memories

With the NCAA Tournament beginning this week, I am often given to remembering some of the highlights; the games that I have seen at various places throughout my past. My memories begin in 1971, when our family had just moved to Western Kentucky, and that happened to coincide with the year that Western Kentucky University went to the final four. They ended up losing to Villanova, who then were not much of a match for the perennial champion UCLA.

My senior year in college, the Kentucky Wildcats won the crown. I was not yet a Kentucky fan at that point, but was to become a Louisville Cardinal fan when I was in grad school in Louisville, 1978-81. They won the title in 1980 and 1986.

What is your most memorable NCAA tournament? Were you there in person? What year stands apart for you?