The lore of “Ernie and Bernie Show” begins when freshman Bernard King plays with sophomore Ernie Grunfield for the first time. The result is an 85-65 thumping of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The duo continue their high-flying, fast-paced performance for three more seasons, some of the best in UT history.
UT opens play in Stokely with a 72-54 win over Michigan. The Fearless Five, comprised of Ron Widby, Tom Hendrix, Bill Justus, Billy Hann and Tom Boerwinkle, went on to a 21-7 year and Southeastern Conference Championship.