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USM to honor ’87 NIT title team

In 1987, the Cold War was still festering, music was on cassette and cellphones were huge and for only the very rich.

And Southern Miss basketball was king of the National Invitational Tournament.

That year, the Golden Eagles won five games, four of them on the road, to take the NIT championship at the Madison Square Garden for the school’s lone national title in basketball. […]