The University of Dayton Flyers, 1983-84

March 27, 2014
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Mar. 26, 1984.  UD Basketball team members wear smiles on their faces as they sit before a crowd of more than 3,000 at UD Arena.  From left:  Larry Schellenberg, Rory Dahlinghaus, Cedric Toney, Dan Christie.

Mar. 26, 1984. UD Basketball team members wear smiles on their faces as they sit before a crowd of more than 3,000 at UD Arena. From left: Larry Schellenberg, Rory Dahlinghaus, Cedric Toney, Dan Christie.

The University of Dayton Flyers are back in the NCAA tournament this year and doing better than many expected.  They play the Stanford Cardinals  tonight (3/27/2014) at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN.  Here is a look back at the last time they made it this far in the tournament, the 1983-84 Season.  In March of 1984, the Flyers advanced to the “Elite Eight” round and lost to number one seeded Georgetown, 61-49. (You can see more photos of the Flyers from our Dayton Daily News Archive on the Dayton Daily News‘ web site.)

Mar. 3, 1984.  UD  vs. Notre Dame.  #4 Ted Harris pursues Notre Dame's #24 Joe Howard.

Mar. 3, 1984. UD vs. Notre Dame. #4 Ted Harris pursues Notre Dame’s #24 Joe Howard.

Feb. 24, 1984.  UD vs. DePaul.     The battle for a loose ball as the game drew to a close found DePaul's Kevin Home, #34, being run over by Dan Christie, while Larry Schellenberger lay sprawled on the floor and Roosevelt Chapman, bottom, comes up with the ball...at the top right is DePaul's Tony Jackson.

Feb. 24, 1984. UD vs. DePaul. The battle for a loose ball as the game drew to a close found DePaul’s Kevin Home, #34, being run over by Dan Christie, while Larry Schellenberg lay sprawled on the floor and Roosevelt Chapman, bottom, comes up with the ball…at the top right is DePaul’s Tony Jackson.

Feb. 24, 1984.  UD vs. DePaul.  DePaul's Tyrone Corbin, left, puts slam dunk passt the UD defense of Damon Goodwin in the second half.

Feb. 24, 1984. UD vs. DePaul. DePaul’s Tyrone Corbin, left, puts slam dunk passt the UD defense of Damon Goodwin in the second half.

 

Jan. 28, 1984.  Dayton vs. Providence.  Roosevelt Chapman goes against Providence's #32, Ray Knight and #22 Sean Canty.

Jan. 28, 1984. Dayton vs. Providence. Roosevelt Chapman goes against Providence’s #32, Ray Knight and #22 Sean Canty.

Feb. 19, 1984.  UD Upset.  Ed Young is hoisted and surrounded by his teammates after he scored the game winning basket in the Flyers upset of 3rd ranked DePaul.  72-71.  On the left side is Damon Goodwin.

Feb. 19, 1984. UD Upset. Ed Young is hoisted and surrounded by his teammates after he scored the game winning basket in the Flyers upset of 3rd ranked DePaul. 72-71. On the left side is Damon Goodwin.

 

Feb. 2, 1984.  Larry Schellenberg.

Feb. 2, 1984. Larry Schellenberg.

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