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.
After losing Keith Van Horn to the NBA Draft Rick Majerus' Utah Utes started the '97-98 season ranked #16 in the preseason poll. They quickly rose up the rankings after starting the season on an 18 game win streak and finishing the season 25-3. As the #3 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament the Utes advanced to the Sweet 16 after wins against #14 seed San Francisco and #6 seed Arkansas.
Led by a trio of future NBA players, Andre Miller, Michael Doleac and Hanno Mottola Utah squeaked by West Virginia by 3. They then destroyed #1 Arizona by 25 points to reach the Final Four.
The Utes had one more upset up their sleeve knocking off #1 North Carolina, 65-59 to advance to the National Championship game. Utah's hot streak would end at the hands of Kentucky, 78-69.
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