March 22, 2023

“He was one of the greatest.” – Shaquille O’Neal

It has been called the greatest college basketball game ever played.

On February 3, 1990, on CBS, the LSU Tigers hosted the top-flight Loyola Marymount University Lions.

LSU won in overtime, 148-141, in a game loaded with future NBA first-round picks.

In that game, the Tigers had twin foot sevens in Stanley Roberts (21 points and 12 rebounds) and seventeen-year-old rookie Shaquille O’Neal who had a triple-double (20 points, 24 rebounds and 12 blocks).

Loyola Marymount had its own power couple in Hank Gathers (48 and 13 who led the nation in…

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