This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History
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University of Delaware Athletics takes a weekly look back at some of the more memorable dates in Blue Hen history.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Blue Hens Upend PMC 58-55 in Overtime
January 21, 1948
NEWARK, Del. -- A free throw by Bob Gregory in the final seconds sent the game into overtime and three quick fields goals in the extra session by Gregory, Jim McFadden, and Vic Wood sent the University of Delaware men's basketball team to a 58-55 victory over Middle Atlantic Conference rival Pennslvania Military College at Carpenter Sports Building.
Delaware was in control for most of the final quarter before PMC rallied to tie the game in the final minute. Fortunately for the Hens, Gregory was there to bail the team out with his clutch free throw shooting down the stretch.
Billy Cole paced the Hens with a game-high 16 points while Bill Nash scored all of his 13 points in the second half and McFadded added 11 markers.
The victory marked Delaware's second straight win in a streak that eventually rose to a season-best six straight games.