More Bounce to the Ounce
Some of the nation’s best basketball was played by Lawrence Tech teams of the 1940s and ’50s. In 1951, Lawrence Tech became the smallest college, in terms of enrollment, to ever play in the NIT. Lawrence Tech also represented Michigan in the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball (NAIB) tournaments in 1942, ’43, ’48, ’49, ’52, and ’54. Lawrence Tech teams regularly sold out such venues as Detroit’s old Olympia Stadium and State Fair Coliseum. Lawrence Tech phased out intercollegiate basketball in 1965 in order to concentrate on academics, but today’s students still compete in a variety of intramural and club sports.
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