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Lucas was All-American on court, in class

Updated: April 23, 2001, 5:40 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game March 19, 1960 - Ohio State had ended the regular season ranked No. 3 in the country, while defending national champion California was rated second. But when the NCAA final was over, it was clear that the Buckeyes, led by Jerry Lucas, were No. 1.

The sophomore All-American center connected on 5-of-6 field-goal attempts in the first half as Ohio State started 16-of-19 in taking a 37-19 halftime lead. The five-point underdogs didn't let down in the second half and coasted to ...

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