On This Date 3/20/1954

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In a moment that would become instant folklore, Milan High School beats Muncie Central 32-30 to win the Indiana State Basketball Championship on a buzzer-beater shot by Bobby Plump. The Indiana State Basketball Tournament allows small schools like Milan to compete against the bigger schools, with the Final Four in Indianapolis. Milan’s victory dubbed the “Milan Miracle” would be the inspiration for the 1986 Film “Hoosiers.”

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