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November 20, 2012

METRO/PREP ROUNDUP: Lovellette joins National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Garfield graduate and Kansas legend Clyde Lovellette was among a 10-man class inducted Sunday into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Lovellette, already a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., is the only player in basketball history to win championships at the AAU, NCAA, NBA and Olympic level. He’s also the only player to lead the nation in scoring on a national championship team, which he did in 1952, averaging 28.6 points per game for coach Phog Allen’s team. He was Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four for the Jayhawks’ championship team.

The 6-foot-9 Lovellette, an outstanding outside shooting in addition to an inside force, led the Big Seven Conference in scoring three times while at Kansas. Ironically the only championship he didn’t get was at Garfield; the unbeaten Purple Eagles lost the state championship game in 1947 to Shelbyville despite Lovellette’s 25 points.

The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is a relatively new facility, part of the College Basketball Experience at Kansas City. The CBE Hall of Fame Classic began there Monday with Saint Louis playing Texas A&M and Washington State meeting Kansas, with the third-place and championship games tonight.

Others inducted with Lovellette were Patrick Ewing of Georgetown, Phil Ford of North Carolina, Kenny Sailors of Wyoming, Earl Monroe of Winston-Salem State, Willis Reed of Grambling, coaches Joe B. Hall of Kentucky and Dave Robbins of Virginia Union, and contributors Jim Host and Joe Dean.

In other basketball news:

• Rose gets both honors — Rose-Hulman swept the Heartland CoIlegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors this week, the league announcing that Julian Strickland and Kelsey Ploof had won the awards on Monday.

Strickland had 33 points, 11 rebounds and three assists as the Engineers won the Milwaukee School of Engineering tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Ploof had 37 points and 29 rebounds as the Rose-Hulman women went 1-1 at the Emory Invitational.

The Engineer men play at Carroll (Wis.) and the Rose-Hulman women are at Webster, both games tonight.

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Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza 55 on the stop: Indiana State's Connor Underwood tackles North Dakota State's Sam Ojuri during the Sycamores' loss to the Bison on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Tribune-Star/Bob PoynterOuch: Defending Men's City Chamion Tom Jones reacts to a missed putt on the 6th hole at Rea Park Saturday morning. Jones is seeking his 9th Men's title.

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    Wayne Newton Post 346 scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to get past Rockville 6-3 in an American Legion baseball regional at Terre Haute North on Wednesday.

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  • Metro: Former Miss Softball joins Purdue staff

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  • Metro: ISU graduate Johnson sixth in shot at Monaco

    Indiana State graduate Felisha Johnson competed in her first International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League track and field meeting Friday, placing sixth in a shot put competition that featured six of the top seven throwers in the world for 2014.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Records: Near perfect weather contributed to record attendance at racetracks around the state, including the Action Track, seen here.

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It was the Knights' day: Charlotte's Josh Phegley, center, high fives teammates and coaching staff after the Knights defeated the Indianapolis Indians 8-4 on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

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