- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

RIO GRANDE, Ohio (AP) - A man who scored a record-setting 113 points in an NCAA basketball game in 1954 and put his small Ohio college on the sports map has died. Clarence “Bevo” Francis was 82.

William Roberts of Roberts Funeral Home says Francis died Wednesday at his southern Ohio home.

The Hammondsville native scored an NCAA single-game record of 113 points for Rio Grande College in a game against Michigan’s Hillsdale College on Feb. 2, 1954.

Francis also scored 116 points against Kentucky’s Ashland Junior College in 1953, a record that was retroactively erased after the NCAA announced it would only recognize games played against four-year, degree-granting institutions.

Current college President Michelle Johnston says Francis’ legacy is his dedication, determination, and heart that could change the world.



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