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This day in NY sports history

THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY

Tuesday, March 11, 1958

Manhattan College upsets West Virginia

In the upset of the college basketball season, unranked Manhattan College (16-9) eliminated West Virginia, 89-84, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The top-seeded Mountaineers, led by sophomore and future Hall of Famer Jerry West, entered 26-1 and were facing a Manhattan team that rebounded from a 5-9 campaign in 1956-57. Jack Powers led Manhattan with 29 points and West was held to 17. The Jaspers went on to lose to Dartmouth, 79-62, in the Eastern Regional semifinals and fell to Maryland, 59-55, in the consolation game.

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