January 13, 2006
When Don Haskins takes over as basketball coach at Texas Western University, he faces a tough task of rebuilding a losing program. He unsuccessfully finds white players to fill his roster so he heads north in search of black players with a hunger to play. Once he has a competitive team, he faces the dual task of molding the showboating players to fit his style of play and dealing with the Southern opposition to a team starting five black players. Haskins endures the racial storm and leads his team all the way to the 1966 NCAA national championship game, making history as the first team ever to start five black basketball players. He gains the respect of basketball fans across the country and cements his place in basketball history.