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The 1944 Utes will always be one of college basketballs most amazing stories. They won the NCAA championship. With the war, it was hard to even field a team. Four walk-ons came from within about 40 miles and said they wanted to play.
This walk on team couldn't even play at the University. Troops were sleeping in the fieldhouse. Every game they played was a road game, and they still won. Unbelievable."
Then came the NCAA tournament.
The team without a fieldhouse now had a trophy - the NCAA trophy in a tournament they weren't even supposed to be part of a week earlier.
Then the Red Cross saw a chance to really give war torn
Newsreels around the country flashed the story… little
The amazing story didn't end there. Those four freshmen from
Well of course the return to
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