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Hoosiers-inspiration Bobby Plump cannot recreate 1954 game-winner, misses two shots from same spot

Jan 20, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

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In terms of classic basketball movies, “Hoosiers” has to be up there as one of the best and the team that inspired the film has a lasting legacy for helping create it.

The movie was inspired by the 1954 Milan High School basketball team that won the Indiana state championship over Muncie Central with a game-winning shot by guard Bobby Plump.

Plump has since become a folk hero and had a chance last night during before Butler’s match-up with Gonzaga to re-create his memorable moment by returning to the same court where he hit the shot nearly 59 years ago.

This time around however, Plump couldn’t hit the shot even with two attempts at it:

In the morning, Plump missed both of the shots he took from the same spot in the same gym where he made the winning shot in the 1954 Indiana high school state tourney.

Although Bobby failed to re-create his moment, I heard that Gonzaga/Butler game was pretty good….


Butler beats Gonzaga on late-second miracle [NBC Sports]