Sunday books: Epic Duke-Kentucky game covered from all angles; author Q/A

I was watching the Duke-Kentucky game this week when I heard Dick Vitale bring up “The Game.” Sure enough, there was Christian Laettner sitting in the stands being interviewed about his legendary game-winning shot to beat Kentucky in 1992.

Earlier this year, my old friend Gene Wojciechowski came out with a terrific new book: The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 seconds that changed college basketball.

Watching this week’s game reminded me that Gene’s book is a must-read if you love college basketball. At the very least, it definitely should be on someone’s holiday gift list.

Gene covers that game in 1992 from every conceivable angle, getting a myriad of perspectives. He also examines all the central characters in that game, from Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino to Christian Laettner and a Kentucky team that had been decimated by … Continue Reading