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Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:39 PM

After Stephen F. Austin player beats Duke donations total 96k to help family rebuild from Hurricane


The biggest winner in the aftermath of Stephen F. Austin's shocking upset of No. 1 Duke might be the fundraising effort for the family of the player who hit the game-winning layup.

https://abc11.com/sports/after-he-beat-duke-donations-spiked-to-help-his-family-rebuild-from-dorian/5722404/

A two-month old GoFundMe page set up to help guard Nathan Bain's family rebuild from Hurricane Dorian damage had raised $46,186 , and counting, at 11:50 a.m. EST Wednesday - a massive spike from the roughly $2,000 it had raised before Tuesday night's game that became the talk of college basketball.

Bain's family in Freeport, Bahamas lost "nearly everything of value" and the church run by his father, a minister, sustained "extreme damage" in the Category 5 storm that hammered the islands, according to the website set up by the school two weeks after the storm. The initial goal was to raise $25,000.

"My family lost a whole lot this year, and I'm just playing this game for them," Bain said in a television interview following the game. "Just playing for my SFA family, my family back home in the Bahamas. I just want to make my country proud and my whole team is behind me. ... When everything happened earlier in the year, they had my back, and I just wanted to return the favor."

Bain scored on a breakaway layup just before the overtime buzzer to give the Nacogdoches, Texas-based school an 85-83 victory that sent shock waves through the sport, ending the Blue Devils' 150-game winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium against nonconference opponents - a run that extended nearly 20 years.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/sfa-athletics-fundraiser-for-nate-bain039s-family?utm_medium=email&utm_source=product&utm_campaign=p_email%2B4904-welcome-wp-v5

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Reply After Stephen F. Austin player beats Duke donations total 96k to help family rebuild from Hurricane (Original post)
Demovictory9 Nov 27 OP
dweller Nov 27 #1
Stallion Nov 27 #2
imanamerican63 Nov 27 #3
Stallion Nov 27 #4

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:44 PM

1. DOOK SUX

actual text accompanying a donation ...

per NPR and i agree

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 09:50 PM

2. Luckily I Tuned into the Last 12 Minutes or so of that Game

SFA was incredible especially since they played entire Overtime with 4 starters with 4 fouls which makes it extremely difficult to play tough defense. I think it maybe the greatest upset in College Basketball history. Chaminade's victory over No. 1 Virginia with Ralph Sampson is close but to beat No. 1 Duke at Cameron Indoor is a lot tougher than beating Virginia in your home state of Hawaii during a Christmas tournament in Hawaii where teams are often distracted

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Response to Stallion (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:01 PM

3. Texas Western beat Kentucky in 1966.

It was not with out noting that the coach of Kentucky was Adolf Rupp, who did not want to play Texas Western because the team had colored boys playing in the game. The movie tells it much better than I can. But Coach Rupp had a great team which included Pat Riley.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 10:13 PM

4. Yeah but Texas Western was Probably Better than Kentucky

....just like Grambling was better than a lot of Division 1A programs at the time. Just think of all the greats we never got to watch because of segregation. My childhood hero was Jerry LeVias who broke the color barrier in the old SWC at SMU. He was the best player in the State of Texas but all his ancestors never got to prove how good they were. That's one way that sports has positively changed America. You can't hate your heroes and its taught players (and fans) from every race what can be accomplished with teamwork

Villanova shooting 80% and beating Patrick Ewing and Georgetown in the National Championship is another on the big-stage. I guess there is a Big Stage and David/Goliath categories to the Greatest Upset of All-Time

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