Today in sports history: March 23 | File

1956 – Bill Russell leads San Francisco to an 83-71 victory over Iowa in the NCAA Basketball Championship.

KC Jones, left, of the San Francisco University Dons, star of last year’s NCAA championship team, wishes good luck to his teammate, Bill Russell, as the team trains for the semifinal match with Southern Methodist University in Evanston, Ill., March 21, 1956.

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