Thirty years ago, Huckaby was part of huge NCAA tourney upset

Thirty years ago today, Malcolm Huckaby was part of a major upset in the NCAA Tournament.

Huckaby, a former Bristol Central boys basketball standout, was a senior at Boston College. His ninth-seeded Eagles had the tall task of knocking off top-seeded North Carolina, which featured the likes of Eric Montross and Donald Williams, along with young future stars Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse.

All BC did was stun the college basketball world by claiming a 75-72 second round win over UNC at USAir Arena in Landover, Md. Huckaby and the other four Eagle starters all scored in double figures. Huckaby and fellow future pro Howard Eisley contributed 11 points each in the upset.

Here’s a quick refresher on Huckaby’s BC career:

Huckaby was a three-time defensive MVP of the Eagles and totaled 198 career steals. On offense, the 6-foot-2 guard scored 1,316 career points and connected on 199 3-pointers. Huckaby’s 1994 team that upset UNC also knocked off a Bob Knight-led Indiana University squad before falling to the University of Florida in the Elite Eight. Huckaby once played all 50 minutes in a double overtime game and managed to score 34 points. He was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.

Huckaby is now a college basketball commentator for ESPN and the ACC Network.