1. Frosty Cox 1938 NIT Final - Frosty had the Buffs in the 1st ever National Championship game for college basketball which preceded the NCAA Tournament's incarnation by 1 year. 1940 NIT Champs - At this time it was debatable whether the NIT or NCAA tournament was more prestigious. Some schools (we don't) claim national titles from this era based solely on being NIT champs. Colorado & Duquesne were the 1st schools to play the NIT & NCAA tourney in the same year. 1942 NCAA Title game - Lost to Stanford in the final. 2nd place was our best ever finish in the NCAA tournament Cox had 4 All-Americans during his time with CU. This is unquestionably our Golden Era. 2. H.B. Lee & Sox Walseth These two are debatable. Lee turned around the program & led the Buffs to the 1955 Final Four & two Big 7 conference titles. Walseth won three Big 8 conference titles, took us to 3 NCAA Tourneys & reached the 2nd rd twice in the NCAA. Walseth is also the longest tenured CU men's coach with 20 years. I'm as grateful as anyone for Tad Boyle bringing the program back to relevance but, it seems his stature within Buffs Basketball history is exaggerated to the extent that we ignore the championships, the Final Four's, and the trailblazing that most basketball programs are without.