Longhorns Beaten by ... Division II Team

Comes 30 years after another big surprise victory
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 20, 2012 8:44 AM CST
Longhorns Beaten by ... Division II Team
Texas forward Jaylen Bond, left, gets a rebound away from Chaminade forward Mike Green, right, during the first half of the game Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Lahaina, Hawaii.   (Eugene Tanner)

Three decades after pulling off one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history, Chaminade knocked off another big-time opponent last night. The Division II Silverswords beat Texas 86-73 at the Maui Invitational, topping a Butler buzzer-beater and an impressive showing from No. 9 North Carolina as the day's main attraction. The win came 30 years after Chaminade beat top-ranked Virginia in an upset nobody expected and few watched live.

This time, the world knew right away as the game was televised nationally and Chaminade immediately began trending worldwide on Twitter moments after the final buzzer. Not bad for a Catholic school of 1,200 students with an athletics program a fraction of the size of the bigger names in the field. "We are ecstatic," Chaminade coach Eric Bovaird said. "We believed all along that we had a chance to play with these guys over here. We knew if we got down to a close ballgame that there was a good chance we were going to win." Click for the play-by-play. (More Chaminade stories.)

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