On This Date 3/24/1962

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The NCAA Tournament comes down to a battle of Ohio for the second straight season, as Cincinnati repeats as NCAA Champions, beating Ohio State 71-59 in the Final Four in Louisville. The Buckeyes had won the championship in 1960 but lost an overtime thriller to the Bearcats in 1961. Cincinnati was in control most of the game as Paul Hogue, the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player had a game-high 22 points and 19 rebounds.