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Updated: Monday, 01 Oct 2012, 12:41 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 01 Oct 2012, 12:41 PM EDT
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (WISH) - The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has unveiled a new exhibit that will honor the success of boys' basketball in Indiana's North Central Conference.
The North Central Conference teams have accumulated more postseason championships and success than any other Indiana Conference. The conference has acquired 25 state championship victories and 20 Mr. Basketball winners.
The new display with feature memorabilia pieces from each of the past and present North Central Conference schools.
The display will also highlight interesting facts about the conference, including:
· In the one-class boys’ basketball state tournament era, N.C.C. member schools faced each other in the state championship game eight times.
· N.C.C. member schools made 44 state championship game appearances from 1927 to 1997 (71 seasons), representing 30.9% of state championship game berths in that timeframe.
· Between 1927 and 1992 (66 seasons), the only consecutive years that no NCC team made the Final Four was 1965 and 1966.
· After the conference’s formation in March 1926, NCC member schools won nine of the next 13 boys’ basketball state championships.
· Of the 10 charter member schools of the North Central Conference, six remain members currently.
The exhibit will be on display until summer 2013 at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is the only facility of its kind in the country.