1960 National Championship Team, Including Bob Knight, Will Be Honored at Ohio State's March 5 Game Against Illinois

By Avery DePaola on February 9, 2020 at 5:42 pm
Bob Knight was honored by the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
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Bob Knight and Ohio State's lone national championship-winning basketball team will be honored when the Buckeyes take on the Fighting Illini on March 5, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann told reporters after Sunday's game at Wisconsin.

A native of Massillon, Ohio, and forward for Ohio State's 1960 national championship team, Knight was part of a squad that included two future Basketball Hall of Fame players in Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek and was coached by the late Fred Taylor.

Ohio State's recognition will come after Knight made his return to Indiana's Assembly Hall on Saturday for the first time since he was fired as the Hoosiers' head coach in 2000.

The March 5 game, Ohio State's final home game of the season, will also include Senior Day recognition for seniors Andre Wesson and Danny Hummer.  

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