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'Hoosiers' in reel life

Updated: March 3, 2004, 8:58 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2 columnist

Editor's Note: On the 50th anniversary of tiny Milan High School winning the Indiana state basketball title, we take a look back at a Classic Page 2 column: Jeff Merron's real life vs. reel life, a comparison between Milan's victory and Hickory High of "Hoosiers," the movie inspired by the events of 1954.

Milan High School, enrollment 161, saw plenty of real-life drama during its tournament run, but, said Angelo Pizzo, the scriptwriter for "Hoosiers," a great deal of fictionalization was ...

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