Deacons not ready for Vikings

Originally Published: March 20, 2009
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Glass slipper?

How about brass knuckles?

The last Cinderella standing in this NCAA tournament is nobody's idea of a dainty thing wearing a tiara. The No. 13 seed Cleveland State Vikings, who humiliated fourth-seeded Wake Forest 84-69 here Friday night, are back-alley tough. They're a group of under-the-radar recruits molded into an overachieving team by a glowering coach who conducts practices that sometimes resemble street fights.

There are rebounding ...

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