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Clarence 'Bevo' Francis dies at 82; college basketball high scorer

Clarence 'Bevo' Francis dies at 82; college basketball high scorer

Clarence "Bevo" Francis, who scored 113 points for a small Ohio college in a 1954 game and was one of college basketball's great scorers, has died. He was 82. Francis died Wednesday at his southern Ohio home after a lengthy illness, the University of Rio Grande announced on its website. Francis' landmark game came against Michigan's Hillsdale College on Feb. 2, 1954, and put tiny Rio Grande College on the map. The school in southeastern Ohio, now called the University of Rio Grande, had less than 100 students at the time. "Bevo's legacy, at least in part, is that dedication, determination and heart can change the world," Michelle Johnston, the...

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