career summary for Ohio State Buckeyes Men's Basketball (OSU): "Led Ohio State to the 1960 National Championship and runner-up in 1961 and 1962. His record was 297-158 for a .654 winning percentage. He won 7 Big Ten Championships including 5 in a row. His NCAA Tournament record was 14-4."
I got to know Sunny Sorenson when we sat beside each other in a early afternoon Spanish class during winter quarter 1968. I recall he was easy to talk to, what I would call a good guy. In the NCAA tournament that year Dave scored one of, if the THE greatest... shots in OSU basketball history when his 15 footer in the final 2-3 seconds defeated Kentucky in the Mideast Region Finals in Lexington, Ky. The Bucks tied for the Big Ten championship but nobody gave them a chance against the Cats in what was a home game. The 1967-68 Bucks were classic overachievers. The best part for me was when he returned to class on Monday the Big Man of Campus was unchanged -- the same ole Sunnsy Sorenson -- absolutely no pretense. View more Dec 18, 2010