Elvin Hayes & Co. Break UCLA Streak

The very first nationally televised college basketball game took place on January 20, 1968 between UCLA and Houston.  The Cougars, led by Elvin Hayes, beat the Bruins 71-69 at the Houston Astrodome to break their 47-game winning streak.   Hayes put on a brilliant performance, scoring 39-points and pulling down 15 rebounds.  Lew Alcindor, the Bruins’ magnificent center, was held to 15 points.  In February of that same year, Hayes had 37 rebounds in a game against Centenary. Centenary is not a bad basketball school. Remember the Chief?

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