Philly Sports Classics

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From March 14th, 1981 - NCAA Basketball Tournament: St. Joseph’s vs. DePaul

Watch the St. Joe’s Hawks defeat #1 DePaul 49-48 in a stunning 2nd Round upset from the 1981 NCAA Tournament! 

In arguably one of the best days in the history of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, #9 St. Joseph’s, after barely sneaking by Creighton 59-57 in the first round, fought hard to keep up with the Blue Demons during 2nd Round play.

It was a close game throughout, with DePaul holding a seven-point lead with about 10 minutes to play. St. Joseph’s finally drew to within one point with under a minute remaining.

Though DePaul was able to milk the clock to 13 seconds before St. Joe’s fouled, the Hawks raced up court without calling a timeout following a botched DePaul free throw.

St. Joseph’s guard Bryan Warrick found freshman Lonnie McFarlan wide open in the right corner. As McFarlan jumped in the air to take the shot, two Blue Demons came running toward him.

Instead of shooting, McFarlan passed the ball to forward John Smith underneath the basket for the winning layup with 2 seconds remaining. When asked by the media afterward how he got McFarlan’s attention for the pass, Smith said he simply yelled, “Please!”



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