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Chaminade led at halftime after battling back from two separate deficits of seven or more points each. The Silverswords fell behind 8-0 after missing their first 10 shots.
Chaminade picked Texas apart in the second half, not allowing the Longhorns to score consecutive baskets until less than 7 minutes remained in the game. A pull-up jumper from Hu with 6:23 left gave Chaminade a 19-point lead at 64-45.
Texas pulled to within nine on a 3-pointer from Julien Lewis with 2:16 left, but could get no closer. In the closing minutes, Texas had flashes of superior play, generating turnovers with pressure and stopping basic possessions, but the effort meant little by then.
Bovaird said winning, while difficult, wasn't complicated. He said his team focused significantly on rebounds. Chaminade had 43 rebounds compared with 35 for Texas.
"We knew when you look on paper, their size, their strength, their weight as compared to us, everybody, it didn't take a basketball genius to realize that they were going to try to beat us inside and try to beat us on the boards," he said. "It is something we talked about for a long time, and the guys did a great job."
When Chaminade upset in 1982 Virginia, it was an 800-student NAIA school and didn't even have its own gym. That game was played in Honolulu.
Ralph Sampson, the former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick who scored 12 points for Virginia in that 77-72 loss, was in attendance Monday night.
Hours earlier, he reminisced to reporters that the loss was difficult at first but became easier.
Texas hopes it can get over this defeat.
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