Hank Raymonds Marquette team finished the 1980-1981 season 20-11 and in the National Invitational Tournament where they lost in the 1st round against Syracuse. The highlight of the season came in early January when the fifth ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish came to town.
With the score tied 52-52 Glenn "Doc" Rivers caught a pass around half court and in one motion launched a 30 footer that banked in for the win. The sellout MECCA crowd went nuts, the student section rushed the floor and Michael Wilson climbed up on the rim and sat on the backboard with his feet on the rim.
An emotional Raymonds after the game. "He's not afraid. He wanted it. I said it all along that he wasn't afraid to take the last shot. That's my freshman All-American. He put it in."