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Jeopardy-fail: John Wooden question stumps contestants

Among the categories on Monday night's episode of "Jeopardy!" was one requiring contestants to match legendary college basketball coaches with the university where they achieved the most success.

The $200 question appeared to be a total softball. Instead all three contestants somehow swung and missed.

Believe it or not, none of them could identify UCLA as the school that the late John Wooden led to 10 national championships in 12 years before retiring in 1975. They also failed to pair Dean Smith and North Carolina a few questions later, though somewhat surprisingly one of the contestants did manage to identify Jim Boeheim as Syracuse's coach.

The funniest part of the above video clip is the disapproving expression on poor Alex Trebek's face when the buzzer sounds without any of the contestants answering the Wooden question. Trebek may not be a college basketball expert, but he knows the blank stares that question produced were unforgiveable.

Of course, maybe "Jeopardy!" producers should know better than to include college basketball categories by now.

Remember this classic Duke-themed blunder from a "Jeopardy!" episode in February? Take heart, Ashley from Dartmouth, most of the country thought you answered that question correctly.

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