Boys Basketball State Tournament | 2014

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    The Upper Arlington fans cheer as the Golden Bears are introduced prior to a Division I state semifinal game against Trotwood-Madison on March 21 at Ohio State. Upper Arlington, which was making its first appearance at the state tournament since 1939, won 74-49.
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    Trotwood-Madison's Chris Mack and Upper Arlington's Michael McGovern dive for the ball during the first half. Also pictured are Trotwood-Madison's Darrell Crenshaw and Upper Arlington's Kevin Vannatta.
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    Upper Arlington's Kevin Vannatta is all smiles as the Golden Bears defeat Trotwood-Madison. Vannatta scored a game-high 25 points and had five rebounds to lead UA.
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    Five-year-old Audrey Abel cheers on Upper Arlington as they faced Lakewood St. Edward in the Division I state championship March 22. It was Upper Arlington’s first state championship game appearance since 1937.
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    Upper Arlington head coach Tim Casey gives some final instructions to his team prior to the game’s tipoff.
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    St. Edward's Mike Ryan tries to stop Upper Arlington's Logan Richter during the first half.
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    Upper Arlington's Kevin Vannatta fights St. Edward's Marsalis Hamilton and Mike Ryan for the ball. Vannatta scored 15 points to pace UA.
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    Upper Arlington's Danny Hummer, center, battles St. Edward's Tony Vuyancih and Marsalis Hamilton during the second half. Hummer scored 15 points to lead UA.
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    Upper Arlington's Griffin Caldwell, Michael McGovern, Matthew Skidmore, Corbin Dennis and Chris Allocco celebrate after a 3-point point shot gives the Golden Bears’ a 48-42 lead over St. Edward in the fourth quarter.
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    Upper Arlington fans look on in the final seconds of the Golden Bears’ 62-58 overtime loss to St. Edward. St. Edward’s Marsalis Hamilton hit only his second 3-point shot of the year with two seconds left in regulation to force the extra session, where the Eagles outscored the Golden Bears 10-6 to capture the state title.
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    Upper Arlington's Wes Davis wipes away the tears during the postgame.
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    Upper Arlington's Corbin Dennis fights back his tears as looks up at the scoreboard and Gabe Akins consoles Danny Hummer (2) following the Golden Bears heartbreaking state final loss. The loss snapped UA’s 26-game winning streak, but the Golden Bears finished 27-2, setting a program record for wins in a season.