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Fred Taylor

Age: 77

legendary Ohio State basketball coach, who led teams in the 1960s that included John Havlicek, Jerry Lucas and reserve Bobby Knight to three straight NCAA championship games; won 1960 NCAA title and returned to title game in 1961 and 1962; his .778 winning percentage (14-4) in the NCAA tournament was eighth highest at the time of his death; won 297 games in 18 seasons at Ohio St. and seven Big Ten titles, including five in a row (1960-64); played baseball and basketball at Ohio State, winning All-America honors as a first baseman in 1950; two-time national coach of the year; elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986. The cause of his death was not given.

Died: Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 6

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