Thirty years after pulling off perhaps the greatest upset in college basketball history, tiny Chaminade University knocked off the Texas Longhorns 86-73 in the first round at the Maui Invitational on Monday night. It came almost exactly 30 years after the Silverswords beat a No. 1-ranked Virginia team led by Ralph Sampson. That win led to the creation of the Maui Invitational, which Chaminade hosts.
The win on Monday night ran Chaminade’s record at the tournament to 7-73.
While Texas didn’t exactly play its best, the Silverswords came to play and absolutely won the game more than the Longhorns lost it. Once Chaminade got the lead, it kept it thanks to a phenomenal showing at the free throw line. The team finished the game hitting 34 of 39 from the stripe, an 87.2 clip.
Senior DeAndre Haskins led the way for the Silverswords and he was by far the best player on the floor. Haskins finished the night with 32 points, nine rebounds an assist and two steals. He also led the charge at the...