Friday, August 27, 2010

Remembering the Big Shot from '65

Above, the January 18, 1965 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun recapping Cornell's thrilling 70-69 win over Princeton on January 16, 1965 in front of 9,000 fans in Cornell's Barton Hall. On the game's last Cornell possession, Blaine Aston received a pass near the foul line. Aston hit the 17 foot jumper with 3 seconds remaining for the Cornell win. (click here to see the Ithaca Journal report on the game). The Sun reports that more than 3,000 fans were turned away from attending the sold-out game. Princeton's Bill Bradley finished with 40 points.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It took 45 years to top the sheer thrill and excitement of this moment in Cornell basketball history.

The weekend in Jacksonville last spring ranks right there.

Anonymous said...

Just to underline the magnitude of our achievement in 1965, Bill Bradley and the Princeton team that we beat went on to the Final Four.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and we were the last team to beat the Tigers before Cazzie Russell and the Wolverines knocked Princeton out in the national semi-final.

anonymous said...

Yes, and Princeton went on to beat Wichita State to finish 3rd, with Bradley tallying 59 to set an all-time NCAA record. Cornell won its first eleven(!) Ivy games in '65, and Princeton needed to beat the Big Red in the final regular season game just to get into the Big Dance.