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Cal Poly’s trip to The Dance pays off for Big West teams

By Dave Reardon

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 23, 2014

~~<p>Some University of Hawaii basketball fans are embarrassed that the conference its team plays in, the Big West, was represented in the NCAA Tournament by Cal Poly, a team with an overall losing record, finishing at 14-20.</p>
<p>And perhaps they had a valid reason for that -- at least on the surface -- when undefeated and No. 1 Wichita State, as expected, clobbered the 16th-seeded Mustangs 64-37. The conference's only NCAA Tournament team -- which made it only by winning the Big West tourney -- was blown out and no one was surprised.</p>
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Some University of Hawaii basketball fans are embarrassed that the conference its team plays in, the Big West, was represented in the NCAA Tournament by Cal Poly, a team with an overall losing record, finishing at 14-20.

And perhaps they had a valid reason for that -- at least on the surface -- when undefeated and No. 1 Wichita State, as expected, clobbered the 16th-seeded Mustangs 64-37. The conference's only NCAA Tournament team -- which made it only by winning the Big West tourney -- was blown out and no one was surprised. Login for more...



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