Flashback: 1970 basketball team to be highlighted on Friday

March 21, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Artis Gilmore. Rex Morgan. Pembrook Burrows. Three hallowed names in the pantheon of JU basketball, that still more than 30 years later are talked about with great reverence.

On Friday night at 8:30 on NBC-12, all three JU legends will be featured as basketball fans will take a trip back in time as First Coast News will air "A Day in the Sun," a show about the 1970 JU men's basketball team that advanced to the national title against UCLA.

The original Cinderella, the Dolphins path to the NCAA championship game was a who's who of college basketball as JU knocked off Iowa, Kentucky and St. Bonaventure before facing the three-time defending national champions from UCLA.

For more information on the 1970 team and their accomplishments, check out the history section of the JU men's basketball media guide online by clicking here.