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Enjoy Hampton's short stay in the NCAA tournament
Enjoy Hampton's short stay in the NCAA tournament

Praise to the Hampton Pirates for winning Tuesday's opening NCAA game against Manhattan, which was a really good Woody Allen movie. It set the stage for Thursday, the first full day of tournament that will feature the single biggest mismatch in the history of sports: Victory for Hampton meant a bus ride from Dayton, Ohio, to Louisville, Ky., to meet top-of-the-world Kentucky. Hampton had a record of 8-14 at one point this season but got hot at the right time and won the Mid-Eastern Athletic tournament championship. The Pirates were the 24th team with a losing record to make the NCAA tournament, but their win against Manhattan has them at even-par 17-17. "It's a heck of...

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