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Basketball hall of fame to launch in Evansville

A basketball hall of fame is being created in Evansville. WNIN’s John Gibson has details…

The Small College Basketball Hall of Fame will be launched this November with a banquet and a tournament at the Ford Center that will include a match-up between USI and Kentucky Wesleyan. The two rivals no longer play in the same conference.

John McCarthy is founder of Small College Basketball in Kansas City. He says Evansville was chosen for its long history of Division II basketball…

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McCarthy says a committee will name the first 15 players, coaches, and contributors to the Hall of Fame, which he says will be online…

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Mayor Lloyd Winnecke calls the Hall of Fame events a “perfect fit” for Evansville.

He says if the weather cooperates, the nearby convention hotel will open in time for the games November 18th and 19th.

EXTRA: The University of Evansville won five national championships in Division II, and the University of Southern Indiana won it all in 1995.

The public can suggest inductees at sbchof@gmail.com.