Chaminade University is a Catholic school with 1,200 students with a Division II men's basketball team that is probably best known for hosting the annual Maui Invitational tournament.
Oh, and for knocking off a big-time program every few decades.
Thirty years after pulling off one of the biggest upsets ever in college basketball, the Silverswords beat Texas, 86-73, Monday night during the first day of the invitational.
“We are ecstatic,” said Coach Eric Bovaird, whose team immediately became a hot topic all over Twitter following the game. “We believed all along that we had a chance to play with these guys over here. We knew if we got down to a close ballgame that there was a good chance we were going to win.”
De'Andre Haskins had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Silverswords (3-1), who pulled away in the second half. Freshman Kevin Hu scored 16 points in 14 minutes off the bench.