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Cal Poly defeats Texas Southern in NCAA tournament opener
Cal Poly defeats Texas Southern in NCAA tournament opener

DAYTON, Ohio -- So much for first-time jitters. Chris Eversley scored 19 points to help Cal Poly avoid its 20th loss of the season and win its first NCAA tournament game, 81-69 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday night in the First Four. The Mustangs (14-19) were 0-3 and 4-9 early before losing nine of 11 heading into the Big West Conference tournament — which they won to earn the program's first NCAA bid. The team with the worst record in the tournament now moves on to face the one with the best — top-seeded Wichita State (34-0) — in the second round in St. Louis on Friday. There have been 23 teams with losing records in the NCAA tournament since 1955....

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