Hill averaged 14 points a game, Hurley chipped in 12 points and 8 assists per game and Laettner led the team with 21 points and 7 boards per game.Laettner hit the greatest shot in tournament history when he received a court length pass from Hill, dribbled once, pump faked and hit a turnaround game winning shot with 2.1 seconds left to beat Kentucky in the Elite Eight.The driver and two passengers were arrested minutes later after a brief chase.Erica Shales, 25, of Des Moines, Iowa, was driving the car with Chanel Clark, 32, from Ames, Iowa, and Craig Collins, 35, from Nevada, riding with her.
The Bruins ran all over the competition in the tournament on their way to beating Florida State 81-76 in the final.
Duke used the momentum of the ‘The Shot’ to propel them to a 71-51 thrashing of Michigan in the title game. On January 20th, 1968 Houston beat UCLA 71-69; the loss ended UCLA’s 47 game winning streak, but UCLA would get their revenge.
The Bruins finished the season with a 29-1 record, and had the best players in college basketball, a guy by the name of Lew Alcindor (he would later change his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.) Alcindor was dominating pumping in 26 points a game and pulling down 16 rebounds.
[pagebreak] The team was absolutely loaded with talent.
The Tar Heels had Sam Perkins, James Worthy and a freshman by the name of Michael Jordan.