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Lewis, DeWayne

DeWayne Lewis '94
  • Sport: Men’s Basketball
  • Years Attended: 1990-1994
  • 1993 First Team All-WCC Honors
  • 1993 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round
  • Inducted in 1987

DeWayne Lewis, a 6’5 forward for the Santa Clara Men’s Basketball Program from 1990-1994, played in 106 games throughout his collegiate career. During the thrilling 1992-93 season, Lewis led the Bronco offense, averaging 12 or more points per game. That same year, Lewis and his team earned the school’s 9th trip to the NCAA Tournament, including first since 1987. They won 6 of their final 7 regular-season games and knocked off the top two seeds in the WCC Tournament. This includes the top ranked Pepperdine. Who the Broncos beat 73-63 in the final behind a barrage of nine second-half 3-pointers. Lewis and his teammates then proceeded to pull off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history. The 15th-seeded Broncos knocked off No. 2 seed and fifth-ranked Arizona, 64-61, in Salt Lake City, Utah. It marked only the second time a No. 15 seed had defeated a No. 2 in the NCAA Tournament. Lewis finished the 1992-93 year earning First-Team All-WCC honors.

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