Finding aid prepared by Andrew W. McGraw
Vernon Hatton collection on University of Kentucky Basketball Films
University of Kentucky Special Collections
The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.
2010ua013 : [identification of item], Vernon Hatton collection on University of Kentucky Basketball films, 1955-1958, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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The Vernon Hatton Collection on UK Basketball films consists of 19 reels of film, mostly from the 1957-1958 season in which UK won the NCAA Championship.
Vernon Hatton was born on January 19, 1936 in Owingsville, Kentucky and was an American basketball player. He played collegiately at the University of Kentucky under coach Adolph Rupp and is considered a Kentucky basketball legend largely due to a memorable half-court shot he made to force a third overtime in a victory over Temple University. He was voted an All American his senior year and scored 30 points to lead the Kentucky Wildcats over Elgin Baylor-led Seattle in winning the 1958 NCAA men's basketball championship.
"Vernon Hatton." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 14 May 2011. Web. 3 Aug. 2011.
The Vernon Hatton collection on UK Basketball films consists of 19 reels of film, mostly from the 1957-1958 season in which UK won the NCAA Championship. The collection does include films from earlier seasons. The following games have been digitized: Mississippi State, Loyola, Miami, DePaul, and Maryland.
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.