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Cinderella stories come from unexpected places

Updated: November 15, 2005, 9:42 AM ET
By Kyle Whelliston | Special to ESPN.com

One year ago, Illinois-Chicago and Wisconsin-Milwaukee evenly split the votes in the Horizon League's preseason poll.

Most of the conference's coaches and beat writers likely figured the two squads would spend the season fighting over a 13- or 14-seed, the winner receiving a nationally-televised beatdown in the NCAA Tournament first round -- much like the one UIC received at the hands of Kansas the previous March.

Few college hoops followers (save for the most devoted UWM Klotsche ...

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