19nine’s Legacy Collection dives inside the archives to bring back some college basketball classics. Like the originals, we crafted each Legacy pair of retro shorts with the materials and details to honor the original designs. It was a labor of love in our pursuit to provide an era specific keepsake that celebrates the most iconic styles in college basketball history.
The Meadowlands in New Jersey had hosted many NCAA Tournament regionals, but 1996 was the first year the NCAA brought the Final Four here. The 1996 Final Four saw the two best teams in the country, including a top-heavy favorite in Kentucky and a dominate mid-major in UMass. Joining them was traditional power Syracuse and Mississippi State who both played beyond their seeds to make it to the Final Four.
In the end it was Kentucky and Syracuse in Monday night's final with the Wildcats winning their 6th national championship, 76-67.
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