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Mid-day video: Final minutes of 1954 Indiana high school basketball title game, which inspired "Hoosiers"

Posted by: Michael Rand under Minnesota state tournaments Updated: February 13, 2012 - 12:16 PM

The 1954 Milan High School basketball team is, literally, the stuff that legends are made of. The tiny school, with an enrollment of 161, captured the imagination of the state of Indiana by winning the one-class high school basketball tournament. Later, the squad's season and run to the title provided the inspiration for the classic movie "Hoosiers."

A few folks were tweeting about footage from the famous championship game between Milan and Muncie Central being released by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, so we went to have a look-see. The video is predictably grainy, but that only adds to the awesome-ness of it.

So here is the link to the final few minutes of the game.

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