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Boys Sweet 16, 1961

Posted on March 16, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Hundreds of basketball fans jammed the front of Memorial  Coliseum on Thursday March 16, 1961 waiting for the doors to open for the third session of the State High School basketball tournament. Ashland High School defeated Lexington Dunbar 69-50 to win the 1961 state title.  The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 state tournament opens today at noon with Buckhorn taking on Murray in Rupp Arena. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Hundreds of basketball fans jammed the front of Memorial Coliseum on March 16, 1961, waiting for the doors to open for the third session of the state high school basketball tournament. Ashland High School defeated Lexington Dunbar 69-50 to win the 1961 state title. The tournament was held at Memorial Coliseum 10 times from 1951-64. During that time it was also held at Freedom Hall in Louisville. The 2016 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 state tournament opens at noon Wednesday with Buckhorn taking on Murray in Rupp Arena. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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