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This just in from Bucknell SID Jon Terry:

For Immediate Release (April 5, 2005)
Contact: Jon Terry

Bucknell’s Historic NCAA Tournament Victory to Re-Air on ESPN Classic on Saturday Morning

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell’s historic NCAA Tournament victory over Kansas has officially achieved “Instant Classic” status. ESPN announced Tuesday that the Bison’s 64-63 win over the Jayhawks will be replayed this Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. on ESPN Classic.

Bucknell’s first-round victory over third-seeded Kansas was the first NCAA Tournament win in program history, and also the first by any Patriot League team. Chris McNaughton’s now-famous hook shot with 10.5 seconds left in the game propelled the Bison to the one-point victory and helped stamp 2004-05 as arguably the greatest season in the 110-year history of Bucknell Basketball.

The contest was originally aired by CBS, but since CBS does not sell copies of game tapes, Bucknell fans who have not yet seen the Kansas game in its entirety are encouraged to tune in to ESPN Classic on Saturday morning.

The Bucknell-Kansas game is the second of nine consecutive 2005 NCAA Tournament games that will be re-aired on ESPN Classic on Saturday. The 17-hour block includes Monday night’s North Carolina-Illinois national championship game and highlights the best games from an NCAA Tournament season that many consider to be one of the greatest of all time.

“These were timeless games that highlighted the drama, intensity and emotion that sports hold – and that makes them perfect Instant Classics,” said Jodi Markley, senior vice president, international production, ESPN Classic and ESPNEWS.

The 2005 NCAA Tournament Instant Classics lineup on ESPN Classic this Saturday includes:

9 a.m., Vermont vs. Syracuse -- #13 Vermont def. #4 Syracuse 60-57 in OT
10:30 a.m., Bucknell vs. Kansas -- #14 Bucknell def. #3 Kansas 64-63
12 p.m., West Virginia vs. Wake Forest -- #7 WVU def. #2 Wake Forest 111-105 in double-OT
2 p.m., Arizona vs. Oklahoma State -- #3 Arizona def. #2 Oklahoma St. 79-78 on Salim Stoudamire three
4 p.m., (Women’s) Michigan State vs. Tennessee -- #1 Michigan State rallies from 16 down to defeat #1 Tennessee
6 p.m., Louisville vs. West Virginia -- Down 20, #4 Louisville rallies to defeat #7 WVU 93-85 in OT
8 p.m., North Carolina vs. Illinois (championship game) -- #1 UNC withstands furious second-half rally by #1 Illinois to win title
10 p.m., Michigan State vs. Kentucky -- #5 Michigan St. defeats #2 Kentucky 94-88 in double-OT
12 a.m., Illinois vs. Arizona -- #1 Illinois erases 15-point deficit in final 4:00 to defeat #3 Arizona

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