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Crispus Attucks gets their long-awaited rings for first state championship since 1959

Posted: 6:20 PM, Aug 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-13 22:20:12Z
Attucks gets their long-awaited rings
Attucks gets their long-awaited rings
Attucks gets their long-awaited rings

INDIANAPOLIS -- It was a day 58 years in the making, Crispus Attucks defeated Twin Lakes in May to bring home their first championship title since 1959.

And on Sunday, they got their long-awaited rings in a ceremony at the Jewel Center. You can see the rings in the video player above.

Attucks won the championship 73-71 with a tip-in with just .9 seconds left. 

 

 

 

The big "O" Oscar Robertson was there in May to cheer on his Alma Mater - and he couldn't have been more thrilled. 

"They'll just improve on their legacy cause it's not new," said Robinson "They're the flying Tigers and they're used to winning."

It’s a bit of a Cinderella story for the Indiana high school boys’ basketball team, but it’s not their first.

Crispus Attucks was the first all-black high school team in the nation to win a state championship in 1955. The school went on to win championships again in 1956 and 1959. 

And 58 years later - they now have their fourth.

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