"The Maroons entered the NCAA Tournament with a 23-4 record. Roanoke made a mockery of their opposition, winning their opening game against Mercer by six, followed by a 10-point win over Biscayne. The University of Missouri at St. Louis was dispatched with 24 points to spare in the quarterfinals, while Eastern Michigan fell by 26 in the semifinals. The Akron Zips, who upset tournament favorite Tennessee State in the semifinals, were the other team on the court, but no other College Division team in the nation played with the Maroons: Beatty Barnes, Jay Piccola, Everett Hurst, Dickie Adams, and Hal Johnston."
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