If you didn’t already know, there is a recently released book that tells the story surrounding the infamous (at least in the Bluegrass) 1992 regional final game between Duke and Kentucky. As the 20th anniversary of the game approaches, the story – and that frickin’ replay – was bound to be rehashed, and ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski was the man charged with the responsibility of putting that story between two covers. The book is titled The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed College Basketball, and although I have yet to pick it up everything I have heard has been good.
To get you a little preview, Wojciechowski sat down with the folks at CBS for a podcast to talk about the book. He delves a little into how he ended up with the task of telling the tale of the most important game of the last two decades, a couple of tidbits from writing the book including how Rick Pitino feels about the game after 20 years, and one famous story about Mike Krzyzewski from after the game. It’s a good way to get acquainted with the book, and is a good listen regardless of whether you plan on picking it up or not. The link is below. Enjoy.