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Larry Bird and Indiana State faced off against Magic Johnson and Michigan State in the 1979 National Championship Game.

It was a game that gave a glimpse into the future of two legendary NBA careers, but Bird and his team just fell short.

Throughout the tournament though, Bird led the field in individual scoring with 27.2 and individual rebounding with 13.4. Out of all mid-major players though, Bird has to be up there as one of the best to come from that level.


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