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Villanova upsets Georgetown, 1985

Posted on September 1, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

The Villanova basketball team was swarmed by the media and fans after upsetting Georgetown in the NCAA Final Four championship game on April 1, 1985, in Rupp Arena. Eighth-seeded Villanova, coached by Rollie Massimino, won the national title with a 66-64 victory over Patrick Ewing and defending national champion Georgetown. In the center of the image, CBS’s Brent Musburger and Billy Packer can be seen interviewing Massimino and a Villanova player. Massimino, 82, died Aug. 30 from cancer. Columnist Mark Story says the masterpiece of his long and colorful career will always link the coach with Lexington. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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