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Nebraska boys state basketball: The separation of city and state

It doesn’t happen often — just four times in the past 50 years — but occasionally a school from outside metropolitan Omaha or Lincoln claims the Class A state championship. It could happen this year, as Norfolk (25-0) has its sights on three more wins this weekend. Interestingly, Norfolk’s 1987 team is one of the most recent teams from outside the big cities to pull off the feat.

Also, take a look back at the first 100 state tournaments, decade by decade.


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