A college basketball game, ill-fitted for a major domed stadium? It’s become common place today when TV wants to facilitate who should be declared the next NCAA champion.
In 1968, that awkward template was stumbled upon with some trepidation, in a place no longer the eighth wonder of the world, with seats too far away from the action and beamed to the nation through a patch-work syndicated TV feed that was still adding affiliates, commercial spots and viewers as it was taking place.
A half-century later, the matchup of No. 1 UCLA, on a 47-game win streak, and No. 2