Top-seed New York escapes Indiana

Updated: February 19, 2009, 11:26 AM ET
By Mark Tennis | ESPNRISE.com

Even if Indiana had Reggie Miller, it's doubtful the Hoosier State could have beaten New York in this week's Great State Debate.

Miller, the legendary NBA sharpshooter who bedeviled New Yorkers with his play for the Indiana Pacers against the New York Knicks in the 1990s, actually is from a California high school.

Indiana does have a strong love affair with high school boys' basketball and has a tradition of support that includes crowds of as many as 41,000 for state finals. Against ...

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