RO LAMB IS THE HERO IN '84

VCU 70, Northeastern 69 (March 16, 1984)
People probably heard the cheers all the way back in Virginia.

Junior guard Rolando Lamb hit a turnaround jumper at the final buzzer to give VCU a 70-69 victory over Jim Calhoun-coached Northeastern in the first round of the 1984 NCAA Tournament at the Meadowlands in Rutherford, N.J.

VCU prevailed despite the heroics of future NBA star Reggie Lewis, who poured in 31 points for the Huskies.

Lamb scored 10 points, including the game-winner, and dished out nine assists for VCU in the contest. Michael Brown and Mike Schlegel each supplied 16 points to help lift the Rams.

VCU trailed 68-64 with 1:43 remaining, but a short jumper by Duncan and a pair of Lamb free throws on consecutive trips tied the game at 68-all with 1:09 left. A free throw by Glen Miller with 15 seconds showing briefly gave the Huskies the lead.

On the ensuing possession, Don Franco missed a jumper from the left corner, but the Rams retained possession with two seconds remaining. Brown, inbounding from the left baseline, found Lamb off a back screen, just inside the NBA 3-point line. Lamb quickly pivoted right and released a jumper that rattled home as he was mobbed by teammates.