| Overall UK Wins: 1 | Overall UK Losses: 0 | Win % 100 |
Date of Birth: December 27, 1924
Date of Death: February 20, 1983
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Alma Mater: Nebraska
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|3/22/1975||Kentucky vs. Indiana||W||92 - 90||22||21||25||20||2||1||Bobby Knight for throwing towel (called by Robert Korte); IU's Steve Green for slapping official's arm after foul call||Lou Soriano and Robert Korte|
Obituary - Arizona Republic (February 21, 1983)
Robert Korte, 56 teacher, ex-athlete
Robert Lee Korte, 56, a teacher at Carl Hayden High School and retired basketball official, died Feb. 20, 1983, in Good Samaritan Medical Center after a heart attack.
Mr. Korte, of Phoenix, was born in Plymouth, Neb., and moved to Arizona in 1956. He had been a basketball official in the Pacific 10 Athletic Conference. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Nebraska, where he played football and basketball. He was named "Best All-Around Athlete" in Nebraska in 1949 and 1950. He also was a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs baseball team in the 1950s.
Mr. Korte was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Wigwam Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Kim Walton; son, Mike; a sister; three brothers; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Ave.