The Road To Madness
How The 1973-1974 Season Transformed College BasketballBook - 2016
"The NCAA mens basketball tournament is one of the iconic events in American sports. In this fast-paced, in-depth account, J. Samuel Walker and Randy Roberts identify the 197374 season as pivotal in the making of this now legendary postseason tournament. In an era when only one team per conference could compete, the dramatic defeat of coach John Woodens UCLA Bruins by the North Carolina State Wolfpack ended a decade of the Bruins dominance, fueled unprecedented national attention, and prompted the NCAA to expand the tournament field to a wider range of teams. Walker and Roberts provide a richly detailed chronicle of the games that made the season so memorable and uncover the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that set the stage for the celebrated spectacle that now fixes the nations attention every March"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Chapel Hill :, The University of North Carolina Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 796.32363 Walker
Characteristics: x, 172 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm