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On This Day In History | 1995

December 2, 2017
Shanks Coker

Shanks ’92

On this day 22 years ago, Dan Shanks ’92 scored 15 points as Coker College knocked off Western Carolina University, the Catamounts’ first loss to a Division-II team in three years.

Shanks and the Cobras fell behind by 13 early, but cut their deficit to 31-36 at the half, only to see WCU push the lead back to ten points with 15:22 remaining. At that critical juncture, Coker unleashed a 10-0 run to knot the game. The Cobras then grabbed their first lead at the 9:08 mark before the Catamounts surged ahead, 53-52. In the waning moments Shanks came through with a bucket to put the Cobras up for good en route to a 60-53 upset on the road.

Shanks led the team to a #14 national ranking later that season.



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