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Great Danes draw Duke for NCAA opener

UAlbany men's basketball team during a live broadcast of NCAA Selection Sunday at SEFCU Arena's Hall of Fame Room at the University at Albany on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
UAlbany men's basketball team during a live broadcast of NCAA Selection Sunday at SEFCU Arena's Hall of Fame Room at the University at Albany on Sunday, March 17, 2013.
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University at Albany men’s basketball coach Will Brown has many fond memories of the last time his Great Danes played an NCAA tournament game against a top-ranked team in Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center.

In 2006, the 16th-seeded Great Danes nearly pulled the biggest upset in tourn­ament history, putting a scare into top-seeded Connecticut before the Huskies rallied late to beat UAlbany in its first NCAA appearance.

A similar situation could unfold this weekend, as the ...

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