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Back to Back: Documentary Tells the Story of the '91-'92 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships
Durham, NC - The upset of a top-ranked UNLV team. Christian Laettner's season-saving miracle shot against Kentucky. Back to back NCAA championships. The Duke men's basketball teams of 1991-92 provided many memorable moments. Now former Duke All-Americans Grant Hill and Christian Laettner are teaming up with Turner Sports to offer viewers an inside look at one of the most-storied college basketball programs in the history of the game.
"DUKE 91 & 92: Back to Back," presented by LG Nitro HD will air on truTV on NCAA Selection Sunday, March 11, at 8:00 p.m. ET in advance of Turner Sports' and CBS Sports' coverage of the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, which airs exclusively on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. A first look at footage from the film is available here.
An hour-long documentary, "DUKE 91 & 92: Back to Back", will revisit 1991 and 1992, when the Blue Devils became the first school to win back-to-back national championships in nearly 20 years highlighting the team's journey to back-to-back titles. Key moments featured in the film include the upset win over the undefeated UNLV Runnin' Rebels in the 1991 Final Four, Laettner's buzzer-beating jump shot against Kentucky in the East Regional Final in 1992, the repeat national title win over the "Fab Five" of Michigan and the emotional and unforgettable 20-year reunion that took place where it all began -- Cameron Indoor Stadium.
It takes viewers back to these historic seasons by examining the key players, Hall of Fame coach and memorable moments from an era that helped set the stage for the school's reign as college basketball's most influential and successful program, on and off the court, of the last 20 years. Along with Hill and Laettner, the documentary includes interviews with former Duke Blue Devils Clay Buckley, Ron Burt, Marty Clark, Bobby Hurley, Greg Koubek and Erik Meek, filmed when they returned to Durham in September 2011 on the eve of the Duke Hall of Fame Induction of point guard Bobby Hurley, the Most Outstanding Player of the 1992 Final Four, and Coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Other celebrated figures from the world of college basketball are also featured in the documentary, including legendary Duke head coach "Coach K," former Indiana head coach Bob Knight, CBS Sports analysts Billy Packer, Jim Nantz and Seth Davis, former Kentucky forward Jamal Mashburn, former LSU center Shaquille O'Neal, former UNLV star Stacey Augmon and many others.
"DUKE 91 & 92: Back to Back" is produced and directed by Amy Unell and Madeleine Sackler. An Emmy Award-nominated and former TODAY Show producer, Unell recently teamed up with Grant Hill to produce the documentary, "Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story." Sackler, director of the acclaimed documentary "The Lottery," was on the shortlist for the 2011 Academy Awards for Best Feature Documentary.
Check out DUKE 91 & 92: Back to Back:
Sunday, March 11th [broadcast version]: 8p ET on truTV
Friday, March 16th [feature version] 5:30p ET on truTV
iTunes release: March 12/13 official website: www.ncaa.com/duke9192
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