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Carl Boldt, teammate of Bill Russell in NCAA title run, dies at 82

Carl Boldt, teammate of Bill Russell in NCAA title run, dies at 82

Carl Boldt, a forward who played alongside Bill Russell and K.C. Jones with the University of San Francisco basketball team that won a record 60 consecutive games and back-to-back NCAA championships in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 82. Boldt, who lived in Arcadia, died Friday at Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City after a period of declining health, said his daughter, Jennifer Condas. Boldt arrived at USF after starring at Glendale College and serving in the Army. He was a starting forward on the Dons' second consecutive championship team in the 1955-56 season and, after Russell and Jones went on to the pros, returned the next year, when the winning streak ended five games...

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