Monday, July 16, 2007

*OPINION PIECE* No. 7 Greatest Moment in Duquesne Athletics History

March 1, 1961 - Men’s basketball defeats then-No. 2-ranked (AP) Saint Bonaventure University, 79-74, in overtime. In response to this game, university President Reverend Henry J. McAnulty cancelled the next day’s classes, giving Duquesne students the opportunity to celebrate the upset victory.
  The Dukes lost to St. Bonaventure earlier in the season in regulation, 78-89, when SBU was ranked No. 3 in the nation, and the Dukes only finished the season 14-7, playing in no postseason games.
  What makes this individual moment so great though, other than Rev. McAnulty's reaction, is that SBU finished the season 21-2 and is, to this day, the highest-ranked loser to Duquesne Basketball in history.

(Image: McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Copyright Duquesne University)

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