1974 Top Eight tournament was one to remember for St. Anthony's

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In 1974, New York State was one of four states that didn't have a state basketball championship. Then the Top Eight was created. St. Anthony's coach Gus Alfieri and the Friars beat Long Island Lutheran to win the first ever Top Eight tournament held at Hofstra University (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware; Robert Cassidy)