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Play of the Day for Tue., March 18, 2008

Mar 18, 2008 7:27 PM

by Mark Mayer |

NCAA PLAY-IN at Dayton, Ohio

Mount St. Marys -7 vs Coppin St

Do you believe in miracles? Well, maybe. Lets refer to Coppin State as Georgia Jr. The Eagles were 4-20, including 1-8 in the MEAC before winning 12 of their last 13 games and the conference tourney final. How bad was Coppin early on? Try losses of 47 to Marquette, 34 to Missouri, 32 to Dayton, 27 to Indiana and 23 to Kent St.

As for the Mountaineers, they own a 5-point win over Winthrop and a respectable 8-point loss at Oregon. Of course, there were routs of 24 to Oklahoma and 21 to American. Yes, American! What we have here is cannon fodder for No. 1 ranked North Carolina. But with the line at 7, its better to receive than give. Sit this one out if you like. COPPIN ST.