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Butler Captures National Court Tourney, 30 to 26

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, March 16, 1924:  The Butler College Bulldogs won the national A. A. U. (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball tourney last night in Kansas City by defeating the defending champion Blue Diamonds of the Kansas City Athletic Club, 30 to 26, before 12,000 persons packed into the mammoth Convention Hall gymnasium.  With three minutes to play, the score tied 26 all, Bulldog sensational forward Bob Nipper dribbled through the Blue Diamond quintet, made a lightning pivot underneath the basket, dropping in a marker, putting Butler in the lead.  Then, like a flash after the tip-off, Bulldog center Hal Griggs received a swift pass enabling him to score.  The gun sounded shortly afterward and following what was one of the premier games in hardwood history Butler College clinched the national title and the A. A. U. gold medal.   


“Butler Captures National Court Tourney. 30 to 26,” The Indianapolis Star, 16 March 1924, Pt. 3, p. 1:8


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