Sunday, December 23, 2012
Yearbook, Dec. 23: Chaminade shocks UVa
By Patrick Dorsey
Dec. 23, 1982: In November, a small Hawaii-based school named Chaminade -- which plays in Division II -- beat the Texas Longhorns 86-73 at the Maui Invitational.
It happened not quite 30 years after the Silverswords pulled off one of the most shocking upsets in college hoops history: a 77-72 victory over the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers. Yes, the school of fewer than 1,000 students (and then of the NAIA) beat a squad that boasted 7-foot-4 future No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Ralph Sampson.
Key in the win was Tony Randolph, a 6-8 center who helped hold Sampson -- a former high school rival -- to 12 points while scoring 19 of his own.