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Eyes on the prize

Simeon's Smith focused on winning fourth consecutive state championship

Updated: March 12, 2013, 9:35 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPNChicago.com

Five state championships in eight years. You'd think that would be enough to quiet the crowd, to silence the doubt. It's not.

Now he's going for No. 6. This to complete a historic four-peat, something no high school basketball coach in the state has ever done -- Peoria Manual won four straight state titles from 1994-97, but it was done by two coaches -- and something no coach from the city has ever come close to accomplishing.

Still, Simeon's Robert Smith somehow hasn't gotten the ...

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