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The Game They Played
It happened in the 1949–50 college basketball season. The unranked City College team ("five street kids from the City of New York—three Jews and two blacks") outstripped the competition from the Midwest to take the titles in both the NCAA championship and National Invitation Tournament. The feat was unprecedented, and never again duplicated. Sadly, the scandal that followe ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published December 20th 2000 by Da Capo Press
(first published 1977)
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"The story of the only team ever to win the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year. ..." Worth reading, but the title and cover blurb led me to expect lots more basketball. The book focuses on gambling, game-fixing scandals that involved this City College team and many others nationwide. Those descriptions are interesting and thorough. I just expected an entirely different kind of read.