The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed Basketball
The definitive book on the greatest game in the history of college basketball, and the dramatic road both teams took to get there.
March 28, 1992. The final of the NCAA East Regional, Duke vs. Kentucky. The 17,848 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia and the millions watching on TV could say they saw the greatest game and the greatest shot in the history of college basketball...more
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Looking at the book objectively, here are some things I liked and didn't like.
* It read basically like an extended Sports Illustrated article, so it went down pretty easy. ...more
And then, well you know what happened. I remember sitting in front ...more
I have to say that I enjoyed the book. Being a Kentucky fan I have never watched a replay of the game and always turn my head every March when the damn shot is shown during March Madness. It was time to get over it and appreciate the game for what it was.
First, let’s talk about what this book was, because it was an enjoyable read. This was a g ...more
Let me talk about that title, The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds that Changed Basketball, for a bit: The Last Great Game: The primary title suggests that the ...more
The book attempts to explain the personalities and relationships of each of the players and coaches involved in the game.
This is also one of the first detailed ...more
Such is the agony of defeat. It doesn't matter how many times this game is shown on ESPN Classic. I still feel so badly for Kentucky's Unforgettables. But underdog stories wouldn't be so inspiring and beloved if they happened everyday, would they? Most times, Goliath still wins.
I think this book does a very good job of setting the stage for the game. We're given enough background on the path to the regional final f ...more
That's right, this is an almost entirely negative four star review. There are a lot of problem ...more
And so Gene Wojciechowski’s book The Last Great Game—an in-depth account of Duke’s and K ...more
This was an absolutely fantastic book and I am not saying that because I am a Duke fan. Although I remember exactly where I was as an 11 year old girl on March 28th, 1992 watching this game, I love the way Wojciechoski dissects the roads both these two teams took to get to the best college basketball game ever. I have a new found appreciation for Kentucky basketball and the Unforgettables. And it makes me love Hurly, Laettner, T. Hill, G. Jill, and Davis that much more. They were incredible guy ...more
Had I gotten more scholarship money, I would likely have been at this game (and several final fours) playing in the band rather than watching from my dorm ...more
Wojciechowski has perfectly captured the essence of the magical UK-Duke matchup while giving insight into the coaches and players that made it the most memorable game since the Miracle on Ice. The book also highlighted how different college basketball was just 20 years ago. In the current landscape the major powers rotate players through so quickly fans don't have the time to develop st ...more