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A-East upstart Albany benefits from near upset

Updated: August 21, 2006, 9:49 AM ET
By Dana O'Neil | Special to ESPN.com

Albany benefits from near upset

They strode into Philadelphia's Wachovia Center wearing T-shirts boldly asking, "Why not us?"

Why not? Let us count the ways.

7. That's how many years the University at Albany had been in the Division I ranks. 4. That's how many future NBA first-round draft picks were suiting up for top-seeded Connecticut. 88. That's how many times a No. 16 team has played a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. 0. That's how many 16-seeds have won a first-round ...

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