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Duke Sells Basketball History For Charity

Posted November 11, 2002 2:03 a.m. EST

— A piece of Duke basketball history is up for sale.

The basketball rim from the 1992 NCAA final championship game is being auctioned off through the

Duke Basketball Report


All proceeds from the sale will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Program at Duke Children's Hospital. Currently, the highest bid is about $7,000.

The rim's owner, Dennis Duke, decided to donate the item after befriending John and Jeanene Matkins, who lost their two daughters to cystic fibrosis.

The rim is from Duke's victorious game against Michigan in Minneapolis, Minn. that gave them their second championship title.

Duke made history in that game, earning back-to-back titles in 1991 and 1992. This was the first consecutive run of championships since UCLA did it from 1967 to 1973.