Larry Bird, Magic Johnson Inducted Into College Basketball Hall of Fame


November 22, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Larry Bird and
Magic Johnson have been linked since their epic 1979 NCAA title game.
Now they're going into college basketball's hall of fame together.

Bird and Johnson were inducted into
the National Collegiate Hall of Fame on Sunday in Kansas City. The
honor comes 30 years after Johnson's Michigan State team beat Bird and
Indiana State in a game that reshaped college basketball.

Johnson will be joined by his coach,
Jud Heathcote, and late Oklahoma star Wayman Tisdale will be
represented by his wife, Regina.

Travis Grant, college basketball's
career scoring leader, longtime coach Gene Bartow, former NCAA
executive director Walter Byers and USA Basketball executive director
Bill Wall also will be inducted.

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