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Member of historic basketball team shot to death

Updated: January 4, 2005, 10:36 PM ET
Associated Press

WAILUKU, Hawaii -- A homeless man who played a pivotal role in the biggest upset in college basketball history was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds two days after being accused of sexual assault, officials said Tuesday.

Police on Maui identified the man as Mark A. Wells, 44, a member of the Chaminade University team that defeated then-No. 1 Virginia and 7-foot-4 Ralph Sampson 22 years ago.

Wells made three free throws over the final 46 seconds of the game to help secure the 77-72 ...

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