They did it! With a 46-45 victory over Occidental, Caltech's men's basketball team has won its first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) game since the 1984-1985 season, breaking its 310-game losing streak.
On the last game of the season, Caltech senior Ryan Elmquist sank a free throw with 3.3 seconds left to give the Beavers a one-point victory.
With four non-conference wins early this season, and several nail-biters in conference play, hopes were high that this would be the year that Caltech snapped the SCIAC streak. And with last night's victory, the Beavers can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
The last Caltech victory in a SCIAC game was a one-point win against La Verne in the 1984-1985 season, when they finished 5-18. The Beavers finished this season at 5-20.
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Written by Marcus Woo