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I went to the Tulane basketball page and found the answer i believe-

* Victories over LSU (83-72) and Nevada-Las Vegas (56-51) in the 1982 NIT, Tulane's first postseason appearance after being shunned some 34 years earlier;
* A 110-94 victory over LSU in 1969 before an overflow crowd in Tulane Gym, despite an incredible 66-point performance by the late "Pistol" Pete Maravich;

*** A 78-75 upset victory over second-ranked Cincinnati in 1977 in the Louisiana Superdome***

* Daryl Moreau's 30-footer at the buzzer to defeat Memphis State 49-47 in 1983, and Paul Thompson's 25-footer at the horn of the second overtime to top Florida State 80-79 on the road two nights later, shots topped only in drama and difficulty by Jerald Honeycutt's 1995 three-pointer at the buzzer to top FSU;
* A pair of marathons with Dean Smith's North Carolina clubs, though Tulane lost both games, 113-106 in four overtimes in 1976 in the 'Dome, and 70-68 in triple OT in 1982 in Chapel Hill. The latter came only after a Michael Jordan 25-footer at the regulation buzzer forced overtime;
* An 81-80 thriller over nationally ranked Memphis State in 1990, the Green Wave's first season back on the floor in five years;
* A win at Southern Mississippi in the final game of the 1991-92 regular season to wrap up Tulane's first Metro Conference title, and less than two weeks later, a victory over St. John's in the Green Wave's first NCAA Tournament game;
* And subsequent first-round NCAA victories over Kansas State in 1993, 55-53, and Brigham Young in 1995, 76-70, which helped continue a streak of five straight seasons in which Tulane won a postseason game.
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Bicoastalwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:49 am I went to the Tulane basketball page and found the answer i believe-

* Victories over LSU (83-72) and Nevada-Las Vegas (56-51) in the 1982 NIT, Tulane's first postseason appearance after being shunned some 34 years earlier;
* A 110-94 victory over LSU in 1969 before an overflow crowd in Tulane Gym, despite an incredible 66-point performance by the late "Pistol" Pete Maravich;

*** A 78-75 upset victory over second-ranked Cincinnati in 1977 in the Louisiana Superdome***

* Daryl Moreau's 30-footer at the buzzer to defeat Memphis State 49-47 in 1983, and Paul Thompson's 25-footer at the horn of the second overtime to top Florida State 80-79 on the road two nights later, shots topped only in drama and difficulty by Jerald Honeycutt's 1995 three-pointer at the buzzer to top FSU;
* A pair of marathons with Dean Smith's North Carolina clubs, though Tulane lost both games, 113-106 in four overtimes in 1976 in the 'Dome, and 70-68 in triple OT in 1982 in Chapel Hill. The latter came only after a Michael Jordan 25-footer at the regulation buzzer forced overtime;
* An 81-80 thriller over nationally ranked Memphis State in 1990, the Green Wave's first season back on the floor in five years;
* A win at Southern Mississippi in the final game of the 1991-92 regular season to wrap up Tulane's first Metro Conference title, and less than two weeks later, a victory over St. John's in the Green Wave's first NCAA Tournament game;
* And subsequent first-round NCAA victories over Kansas State in 1993, 55-53, and Brigham Young in 1995, 76-70, which helped continue a streak of five straight seasons in which Tulane won a postseason game.
Amazing. I actually went to all of those games but the ‘93 and ‘95 NCAA’s.
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I would definitely say sometime during the Perry Clark / Posse days.
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tpstulane wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:50 am
Bicoastalwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:49 am I went to the Tulane basketball page and found the answer i believe-

* Victories over LSU (83-72) and Nevada-Las Vegas (56-51) in the 1982 NIT, Tulane's first postseason appearance after being shunned some 34 years earlier;
* A 110-94 victory over LSU in 1969 before an overflow crowd in Tulane Gym, despite an incredible 66-point performance by the late "Pistol" Pete Maravich;

*** A 78-75 upset victory over second-ranked Cincinnati in 1977 in the Louisiana Superdome***

* Daryl Moreau's 30-footer at the buzzer to defeat Memphis State 49-47 in 1983, and Paul Thompson's 25-footer at the horn of the second overtime to top Florida State 80-79 on the road two nights later, shots topped only in drama and difficulty by Jerald Honeycutt's 1995 three-pointer at the buzzer to top FSU;
* A pair of marathons with Dean Smith's North Carolina clubs, though Tulane lost both games, 113-106 in four overtimes in 1976 in the 'Dome, and 70-68 in triple OT in 1982 in Chapel Hill. The latter came only after a Michael Jordan 25-footer at the regulation buzzer forced overtime;
* An 81-80 thriller over nationally ranked Memphis State in 1990, the Green Wave's first season back on the floor in five years;
* A win at Southern Mississippi in the final game of the 1991-92 regular season to wrap up Tulane's first Metro Conference title, and less than two weeks later, a victory over St. John's in the Green Wave's first NCAA Tournament game;
* And subsequent first-round NCAA victories over Kansas State in 1993, 55-53, and Brigham Young in 1995, 76-70, which helped continue a streak of five straight seasons in which Tulane won a postseason game.
Amazing. I actually went to all of those games but the ‘93 and ‘95 NCAA’s.
Wow, very jealous. That must have been fun. . . And mind boggling to see how we have been since the turn of the century
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Bicoastalwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:30 pm
tpstulane wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:50 am
Bicoastalwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:49 am I went to the Tulane basketball page and found the answer i believe-

* Victories over LSU (83-72) and Nevada-Las Vegas (56-51) in the 1982 NIT, Tulane's first postseason appearance after being shunned some 34 years earlier;
* A 110-94 victory over LSU in 1969 before an overflow crowd in Tulane Gym, despite an incredible 66-point performance by the late "Pistol" Pete Maravich;

*** A 78-75 upset victory over second-ranked Cincinnati in 1977 in the Louisiana Superdome***

* Daryl Moreau's 30-footer at the buzzer to defeat Memphis State 49-47 in 1983, and Paul Thompson's 25-footer at the horn of the second overtime to top Florida State 80-79 on the road two nights later, shots topped only in drama and difficulty by Jerald Honeycutt's 1995 three-pointer at the buzzer to top FSU;
* A pair of marathons with Dean Smith's North Carolina clubs, though Tulane lost both games, 113-106 in four overtimes in 1976 in the 'Dome, and 70-68 in triple OT in 1982 in Chapel Hill. The latter came only after a Michael Jordan 25-footer at the regulation buzzer forced overtime;
* An 81-80 thriller over nationally ranked Memphis State in 1990, the Green Wave's first season back on the floor in five years;
* A win at Southern Mississippi in the final game of the 1991-92 regular season to wrap up Tulane's first Metro Conference title, and less than two weeks later, a victory over St. John's in the Green Wave's first NCAA Tournament game;
* And subsequent first-round NCAA victories over Kansas State in 1993, 55-53, and Brigham Young in 1995, 76-70, which helped continue a streak of five straight seasons in which Tulane won a postseason game.
Amazing. I actually went to all of those games but the ‘93 and ‘95 NCAA’s.
Wow, very jealous. That must have been fun. . . And mind boggling to see how we have been since the turn of the century
I was fortunate growing up with my dad covering Tulane he brought me to just about every game since I was about 5 or 6 years old. I had to say that I loved Tulane but Pistol Pete was my idol growing up. I loved that he scored 66pts but we won. Cincinnati in the Dome Roy Danforth coach . Jeff Cummings had a big game along with Pierre Gaudin. Metro Conference
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We beat Memphis twice in 1983 when they were ranked 4th & then 9th.

Beat Indiana and Bobby Knight in 94 when they were 11th and I was at the USM game in 90 when we beat the dog-shit out of them when they were 14th.
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Highest ranked team Tulane ever beat was Cincinnati who at the time was #2 in the country in 77 Cummings, Gaudin, Bibbs, Zuniga, Fletchers, Mark & Jack, Keith Houston Etc
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Good times.
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I was at most of those games Bi. Great fun. As to the game we won and he scored 66 Hap Glaudi was the local sportscaster on WWL-TV, the most watched station locally. In his coverage of the game afterwards he mentioned Pistol Pete over 20 times and Tulane only got mentioned a couple of times. My mother wrote him a letter complaining about it. To his credit he read it on the air and apologized.
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All great wins..but I still remember when we had NC beat in the Dome, went 4 OT's
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winwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:47 pm I was at most of those games Bi. Great fun. As to the game we won and he scored 66 Hap Glaudi was the local sportscaster on WWL-TV, the most watched station locally. In his coverage of the game afterwards he mentioned Pistol Pete over 20 times and Tulane only got mentioned a couple of times. My mother wrote him a letter complaining about it. To his credit he read it on the air and apologized.
Cool. Those were the days!!
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billow wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:27 pm Highest ranked team Tulane ever beat was Cincinnati who at the time was #2 in the country in 77 Cummings, Gaudin, Bibbs, Zuniga, Fletchers, Mark & Jack, Keith Houston Etc
Yes. Great crowd in the Dome to watch it as well.
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The '81 team took natl champs MJ, Worthy and Sam Perkins to double OT at the Dean Dome, but a loss. The NIT comeback win over UNLV was glorious even if that was Tark's least favorite team (with his son at point). Beat Louisville the year of the scandal.
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I would love to ask MJ if he remembers that game & Tulane team. He apparently (wasn’t there) hit the game tieing shot at the buzzer to force ot
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Bicoastalwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:49 am I went to the Tulane basketball page and found the answer i believe-

* Victories over LSU (83-72) and Nevada-Las Vegas (56-51) in the 1982 NIT, Tulane's first postseason appearance after being shunned some 34 years earlier;
* A 110-94 victory over LSU in 1969 before an overflow crowd in Tulane Gym, despite an incredible 66-point performance by the late "Pistol" Pete Maravich;

*** A 78-75 upset victory over second-ranked Cincinnati in 1977 in the Louisiana Superdome***

* Daryl Moreau's 30-footer at the buzzer to defeat Memphis State 49-47 in 1983, and Paul Thompson's 25-footer at the horn of the second overtime to top Florida State 80-79 on the road two nights later, shots topped only in drama and difficulty by Jerald Honeycutt's 1995 three-pointer at the buzzer to top FSU;
* A pair of marathons with Dean Smith's North Carolina clubs, though Tulane lost both games, 113-106 in four overtimes in 1976 in the 'Dome, and 70-68 in triple OT in 1982 in Chapel Hill. The latter came only after a Michael Jordan 25-footer at the regulation buzzer forced overtime;
* An 81-80 thriller over nationally ranked Memphis State in 1990, the Green Wave's first season back on the floor in five years;
* A win at Southern Mississippi in the final game of the 1991-92 regular season to wrap up Tulane's first Metro Conference title, and less than two weeks later, a victory over St. John's in the Green Wave's first NCAA Tournament game;
* And subsequent first-round NCAA victories over Kansas State in 1993, 55-53, and Brigham Young in 1995, 76-70, which helped continue a streak of five straight seasons in which Tulane won a postseason game.
That’s a really good summary, Bi. I think there were also a couple big wins at Louisville’s Freedom Hall during the Perry Era. Like TPS, I was lucky enough to be at, or at least watch, most all of those. Hard to believe that we have been basketball irrelevant for about 25 years now.
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I remember a weird game against Marquette, the year they won the National Championship, where the halftime score was something like Marquette 14 Tulane 9. We eventually lost the game,
which was played at the Superdome. We also lost to the same Marquette team either the year before or after, in Fogelman.
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I was sitting court side for that game. I had always liked McGuire. During warm ups Bo Ellis was goofing around and so McGuire called him out. Ellis told him "fuck you leave me alone "and Mcguire slinked away. Had no use for him after that.
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winwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:47 pm I was at most of those games Bi. Great fun. As to the game we won and he scored 66 Hap Glaudi was the local sportscaster on WWL-TV, the most watched station locally. In his coverage of the game afterwards he mentioned Pistol Pete over 20 times and Tulane only got mentioned a couple of times. My mother wrote him a letter complaining about it. To his credit he read it on the air and apologized.
Sounds like a great woman and alot of respect hap too !
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Bicoastalwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:19 pm I would love to ask MJ if he remembers that game & Tulane team. He apparently (wasn’t there) hit the game tieing shot at the buzzer to force ot
I listend to Don Crockett on the radio from my dorm room in Monroe. We had the ball up 2 at mid court with 3 seconds to go. If memory serves, Ralph Davis threw an inbounds pass but two Tulane players collided, MJ picked up the ball with his back to the basket dribbled once, spun and knocked out the bottom of the basket. He, like me, was a true Frosh. He'd later be the only Freshman on the court filled with future NBA stars when he hits a 12 foot jumper in the Dome to give the Tar Heels a national championship.

Carolina used the clip of Michael hitting the shot against Tulane during their introduction to Carolina Basketball shows for a decade.

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winwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:54 pm I was sitting court side for that game. I had always liked McGuire. During warm ups Bo Ellis was goofing around and so McGuire called him out. Ellis told him "fuck you leave me alone "and Mcguire slinked away. Had no use for him after that.
Wow, what a story. So much for McGuire's authoritative image. That was such a strange game, with such a low halftime score--neither team could hit a basket in the 1H--they even missed some simple layups, I would have never expected Marquette to win the NC, after that late season game.

Another great game of that era was when we hosted highly ranked Arkansas, and their "triplets" (Moncrief, Brewer and Delph), in Fogelman. We had something like a 10-point lead at halftime, shot over 50% in the 2H, and still lost. The reason being was that Arkansas (and especially Marvin Delph) just bombed away in the 2H--they had to shoot over 70% in the 2H, and most would have been 3-pointers today. I was on the front row of that game, mid court, and Delph just stood about 10' from the mid court stripe while Arkansas would run their offense, and then they would suddenly kick the ball out to Delph, who immediately, and repeatedly, put up and hit these incredible rainbow shots from waaay out--it was incredible to watch from about 8' away. Quite a performance.
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HoustonWave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:14 pm I remember a weird game against Marquette, the year they won the National Championship, where the halftime score was something like Marquette 14 Tulane 9. We eventually lost the game,
which was played at the Superdome. We also lost to the same Marquette team either the year before or after, in Fogelman.
I was at the Fogleman game, sat right next to the Marquette bench, which was actually part of the stands back in de dey ,Dean the dream Meminger played in that game, they lost to Kentucky in the ncaa tournament
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HoustonWave wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:32 am
winwave wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:54 pm I was sitting court side for that game. I had always liked McGuire. During warm ups Bo Ellis was goofing around and so McGuire called him out. Ellis told him "fuck you leave me alone "and Mcguire slinked away. Had no use for him after that.
Wow, what a story. So much for McGuire's authoritative image. That was such a strange game, with such a low halftime score--neither team could hit a basket in the 1H--they even missed some simple layups, I would have never expected Marquette to win the NC, after that late season game.

Another great game of that era was when we hosted highly ranked Arkansas, and their "triplets" (Moncrief, Brewer and Delph), in Fogelman. We had something like a 10-point lead at halftime, shot over 50% in the 2H, and still lost. The reason being was that Arkansas (and especially Marvin Delph) just bombed away in the 2H--they had to shoot over 70% in the 2H, and most would have been 3-pointers today. I was on the front row of that game, mid court, and Delph just stood about 10' from the mid court stripe while Arkansas would run their offense, and then they would suddenly kick the ball out to Delph, who immediately, and repeatedly, put up and hit these incredible rainbow shots from waaay out--it was incredible to watch from about 8' away. Quite a performance.
I gave Butch Lee hell all night about those missed layups along with giving it to Ellis too. When the game ended they both were looking at me and pointed to the scoreboard. I laughed at them and told them they still couldn't make a simple lay up.
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Over the years I’ve seen many great come through Tulane Gym (named at that time)
Maravich, Charlie Scott, Dan Issel, Louie Dampier, Dave Cowens, Dwyane Wade, Darrell Griffith and others. Of course many more when we played at the Dome. Worthy, Jordan, Bernard King, Ernie Grunfeld. And I’m sure I’m leaving some greats out.
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billow wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:27 pm Highest ranked team Tulane ever beat was Cincinnati who at the time was #2 in the country in 77 Cummings, Gaudin, Bibbs, Zuniga, Fletchers, Mark & Jack, Keith Houston Etc
This one. I remember this game. It was my freshman year, at the Dome, and they were #2 at the time. We may have other wins that were more dramatic or more important, but this is the one that was the highest ranked team we beat.
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