"[Bill] Hathaway is the nicest thing that ever happened to Joe Quigg," McGuire told The Charlotte News. I don't intend to diminish Rosenbluth's performance; it was fantastic. But [Joe] Quigg was the one who broke the game open for us. He did things that no other player had done before.
Hathaway was born in New Bern, North Carolina on January 4th, 1931. As a freshman at North Carolina in 1950-51, he averaged 14.4 points per game and led the Tar Heels to the 1951 NCAA Tournament. That year, he also earned first-team All-America honors from the Associated Press.
The next season, Hathaway became the first player in ACC history to be named Player of the Year after leading the Tar Heels to an 18-1 record and their first National Championship. He averaged 25.5 points per game that season, which is the highest average ever by a North Carolina player until Michael Jordan came along decades later. After graduating with a degree in physical education in 1952, Hathaway returned as coach of the Tar Heels from 1955-73. During his tenure, he led North Carolina to four more Final Four appearances, winning two more national championships in 1960 and 1961.
On April 2nd, 1974, Bill Hathaway died in a car accident near Chapel Hill, North Carolina aged 30 years old.
Phillip was by far the finest player to ever play at the University of Illinois. Phillip, who played in the 1940s, is regarded as one of the finest collegiate players of all time. He was an All-American as well as the 1943 Player of the Year. World War II cut short his career. 3.0 Rice, Glen Johnson (Duke). Johnson was a five-time All-America selection and won the 1995 National Championship with Duke. His number 1 jersey has been retired by Duke.
He led the Fighting Illini to three straight NCAA Tournaments during his tenure before the war forced him to leave school early. After graduating from Illinois with honors, he was chosen first overall by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1948 NBA Draft. However, injuries plagued him throughout his career and he was only able to play four seasons before retiring. He came back home to Illinois where he lived out his life in Peoria.
Phillip's brother, Donnie, also played basketball at Illinois. He was the first freshman to start for the Fighting Illini since 1941 when they began playing competitive basketball. The brothers' success on the court helped bring attention to college basketball which at the time wasn't very popular. Even though they were professional players, they managed to lead Illinois to several more post-war tournament appearances.
Illinois had some great players over the years but neither Phil nor Donnie really had any serious competition until Jerry West arrived in Champaign in 1955.
First, with 3 seconds remaining, Greivis Vasquez hit a half-court jumper on the run to beat the buzzer. Maryland coach Keith Booth, though, took a timeout with 1.5 seconds remaining before Vasquez delivered the ball. The shot clock was not used in college basketball until 1964, so there was no way for Booth to know if Vasquez would get the ball in time.
Vasquez said after the game that he knew he had only got the ball with 0.5 seconds left and that he just wanted to win. "I think we all want to win," he said. "That's why we play."
Second, after losing their first two games this season, the Terrapins won their third straight outing, beating Virginia Tech 79-76 in overtime. It was their first victory over a ranked team this year and it also ended Virginia Tech's 20-game home winning streak. Maryland now has a record of 2-3 this season.
The game was close throughout most of regulation but then Virginia Tech took control in overtime when Justin Anderson scored six points in less than three minutes to give the Hokies a 76-70 lead. However, Maryland answered right back with eight straight points to take the lead again. After that, it was all Terrapins from there as they held on to win by one point.