Mathews puts on ACC show to beat NC State
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Mathews puts on ACC show to beat NC State

Lipscomb senior scores career-high 44 points to lead Biston to NIT Final Four in NYC

Photo: Garrison Mathews

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the Tennessean

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lipscomb not only earned a historic trip to New York for the NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden, a basketball mecca, the Bison won with theatrics befitting the Big Apple.

Garrison Mathews scored a Division I school record with 44 points and Kenny Cooper’s encore was the game-winning basket with 1.7 seconds to play to lift the Bison past N.C. State 94-93 in the third round of the NIT Wednesday night at another historic venue, Valvano Arena at Reynolds Coliseum. ... 


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NC State coach Kevin Keatts on Garrison Mathews:

“Mathews was electric,” N.C. State Kevin Keatts said. “He was the best scorer we’ve played against this year. He raised up and made shots and he made shots on the break. They’re an elite offensive team. If you were a fan, it was a great game. Unfortunately for us we came up on the short end."

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-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It explains Duffy Daugherty's untold pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

http://shanahan.report/a/the-case-for-duffy-and-medal-of-freedom

 

Don’t believe the myths at Duffy Daugherty’s expense about Bear Bryant’s motivation to play the 1970 USC-Alabama game or myths about the Charlie Thornhill-for-Joe Namath trade. Bear Bryant knew nothing about black talent in the South while he dragged his feet on segregation.

 

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http://shanahan.report/a/mystery-solved-in-thornhill-and-namath-myth

 

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer; "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications


David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."