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More Info on Maurice Stokes

Updated: September 13, 2004, 12:14 PM ET
By Bob Carter | Special to ESPN.com

Signature game March 17, 1955 - In an era when the National Invitation Tournament - and not the NCAA Tournament - was the more prestigious postseason event, unranked St. Francis was not given much a chance against second-seeded Dayton in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden. But Maurice stoked the flames of a possible upset with what The New York Times called "one of the most dazzling individual exhibitions ever seen here."

The 6-foot-6, 235-pound center poured in 17 points in the ...

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