The "Game of the Century" in college basketball took place on January 20, 1968, between the Houston Cougars and the UCLA Bruins. This was a highly anticipated matchup between two undefeated teams, and it was played in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, in front of a record crowd of 52,693 fans.
The game was seen as a battle between two of the best players in the country: Houston's Elvin Hayes and UCLA's Lew Alcindor (who later changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). The two stars did not disappoint, as they both put on a dominant performance.
In the end, it was Houston that came out on top, defeating UCLA 71-69 in a thrilling game that went down to the wire. Hayes scored 39 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Alcindor had 15 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 blocks.
The game is considered a landmark moment in college basketball history, as it helped to popularize the sport on a national level and showcased the talent of two of the greatest players to ever play the game. It is still remembered as one of the greatest college basketball games of all time.
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