Notre Dame Men's Basketball | Nov. 8, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
Forty years to the day that one of the greatest moments in Notre Dame's illustrious athletics history occurred, the man who engineered the Fighting Irish's stunning 71-70 victory over top-ranked UCLA on Jan. 19, 1974 that ended the Bruins 88-game win streak will be inducted into the Notre Dame Basketball Ring of Honor. Richard "Digger" Phelps, whose coaching career at Notre Dame spanned two decades, will become the sixth inductee into the Ring of Honor at halftime of the Fighting Irish men's basketball game against Virginia Tech on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
Phelps, who led Notre Dame to a sterling 393-197 record and 66.6 winning percentage over his 20 seasons on the Irish hardwood, will become the first coach inducted into the Ring of Honor. The all-time winningest men's basketball coach at Notre Dame, he will join Austin Carr, Adrian Dantley, Skylar Diggins, Luke Harangody and Ruth Riley. Diggins will be inducted at the Notre Dame women's basketball game against Valparaiso later this month on Nov. 16.