Thursday, July 12, 2007

*OPINION PIECE* No. 10 Greatest Moment in Duquesne Athletics History

March 5, 1977 - Men’s basketball defeats Villanova 57-54 to win the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League championship (the forerunner to the Eastern Athletic Association―now known as the Atlantic Ten Conference) and clinch a berth in the NCAA Division I Championship.
  Although Duquesne would lose in the first round of the championship tournament to the Virginia Military Institute, 66-73, and finish the season with a .500 record (15-15), the university would not win another postseason/"full" Atlantic Ten team championship until men's cross country would do so in 2005.

(Image: 1976-77 Duquesne University Men's Basketball Team, Copyright Duquesne University)

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