NY sports history: March 1, 1948
THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY
Monday, March 1, 1948
Unbeaten NYU upset by Notre Dame
Top-ranked NYU, the nation's only undefeated college basketball team, was upset by Notre Dame, 64-59, at Madison Square Garden. NYU entered the game 19-0 and finished the season 22-4. The Violets' 6-7 Dolph Schayes, who averaged 13.7 points and went on to win the Haggerty Award as the top player in the metropolitan area, was held to nine points. Kevin O'Shea scored 18 for Notre Dame, which wound up 17-7. The game featured 17 lead changes. NYU finished the season by losing to St. Louis, 65-52, in the NIT championship game at the Garden after defeating Texas and DePaul to reach the final.