CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Not only was Queens University's first Division 1 men's basketball game history, it was memorable.
Guard Kenny Dye scored the go-ahead basket with ten seconds remaining, and the Royals defense stopped Marshall at the end for a thrilling, 83-82 victory.
The win happened in front of a raucous crowd of 1,608, all decked out in white for the occasion.
Queens University made the switch to Division 1 sports over the summer.
Dye finished with 24 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.
Queens surged to an early lead and withstood a Thunder Herd push, going on a 7-0 run to close the half with a 41-36 lead.
But Marshall went on a 12-1 run of its own in the second half to grab an eleven-point lead.
However, the Royals finished the final three minutes shooting 4-of-4 from the field, while holding the Herd to 1-for-8.
Charlie Wilson served as acting head coach while new head coach Grant Leonard serves a five-game suspension following a DWI arrest.
Queens, which plays in the ASUN Conference, will host Clinton College on Thursday afternoon.
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