1966-67 Men's Basketball
1966-67 Men's Basketball

Five-foot, seven-inch guard Steve Karll controlled the tip vs. undefeated Salem State College (24-0) with just 12 seconds left. His jump shot came off the rim, but Rod Forbes was there for the put back as the 1966-67 Boston State Men's Basketball team defeated the Vikings to advance to the NAIA National Tournament. The win marked the first time that any Warriors' team from the school had advanced to a national tournament. Head Coach Jim Loscutoff was supposed to leave for South America on March 6 to promote basketball for the United States, conducting clinics and working with teams such as the National team from Uruguay, but the three-month tour would have to wait as Boston State had a date in Kansas City with Guilford College in the first round of the NAIA championship tournament. The Warriors owned a 46-31 advantage with 17 minutes left in the game, before Guilford went on a blistering 32-7 run to dash their hopes. Boston State finished with an 18-10 mark and never lost more than two games in a row all season. Senior captain forward George MacKay was named an NAIA All-American, while sophomore forward Rod Forbes averaged 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Sophomore center Joe Casey netted 13.8 points per game and used his six-foot, four-inch frame to grab an amazing 17.9 rebounds per outing. The team included head coach Jim Loscutoff, assistant coach Richard Maloney, Chris Anagnos, Joe Casey, Don Cotter, John Donovan, Tom Fallano, Rodney Forbes, Mike Gilbert, Frank Gormley, Paul Jackson, Steve Karll, George MacKay, Bill Poehler, Vinnie Spirito, Ted Stevenson and manager Al Grab