Xavier Magazine

Golden Honors

Xavier basketball has had many highlights over the years, and arguably the highest of them all came 50 years ago when the Musketeers knocked off the highly favored University of Dayton in overtime to claim the 1958 National Invitation Tournament championship in Madison Square Garden. Sport magazine called the game “one of the greatest upsets in basketball history.”

To honor the golden anniversary of the event, the department of athletics is hosting a reunion of the team during the men’s game this season. Members of the NIT champions will be on hand, and the current men’s team will wear throwback jerseys from that year—although the shorts will be a little longer.


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