Chowan Athletics to Honor 1987-1988 Men’s Basketball Team
MURFREEBORO, NC – The Chowan University athletic department will honor the 1987-1988 Chowan University men's basketball team as a "Team of Distinction" on Saturday, January 14th, 2017. That year the team finished up as one of the most successful teams in Chowan's junior college history under one of the best coaches in NJCAA history, Bob Burke.
The 1987-1988 team finished the 1987-1988 season at 28-5 overall and with several regional and national accolades, both individual and team. The squad wrapped up the year with a #10 NJCAA national ranking and a NJCAA National Tournament appearance.
Chowan suffered just two regular season losses that year and at various points of the ranking season were ranked as high as #4 in the NJCAA national rankings.
Burke picked up his 200th career win as a head coach that season over then-rival, Louisburg College. Gary Mattison set scoring record with 46 points in a 104-86 win over Craven College. Mattison was inducted into the Chowan University "Jim Garrison" Hall of Fame in 2014.
The 1987-1988 team will be honored at halftime of the home game against Elizabeth City State University. Tip-off is slated for 4:05pm.