Sport: National Upsets

A lot of other things were unsure in the winter of 1948-49, but most U.S. basketball fans thought they knew one thing for a fact: the two best teams in the country were Kentucky and St. Louis. Their meeting in the finals of the National Invitation Tournament in Madison Square Garden was to be the big climax of the season. Last week the big moment came, but neither Kentucky nor St. Louis was there to meet it. In the biggest double upset of the season they had been knocked out of the championship class.

Boot for the Billikens. Top-seeded, top-ranking Kentucky lost...

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