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Rare footage of 1961 Basketball Champs' Celebration

Check out this rare footage of the University of Cincinnati's celebration of the 1960-61 National Basketball Championship inside the Armory Fieldhouse on campus. Special thanks to Mike Simpson, Bus '63, who shot this in 8MM and sent it along for UC Magazine to share. Every player on the team appears in the video with the exception of starter Bob Wiesenhahn, who led the Bearcats in scoring to defeat Ohio State, 70-65. Also missing is assistant coach Tay Baker. Read more about UC Basketball's back-to-back championships over the Buckeyes in 1961 & 1962.

Editing/John Bach