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Luck is on North Dakota State's side in Marquette upset

The greatest win in North Dakota State history was forged by grit, determination, and maybe some lucky copper, Kyle Whelliston writes.

Updated: December 3, 2006, 11:46 PM ET
By Kyle Whelliston | Special to ESPN.com

MILWAUKEE -- The greatest win in North Dakota State basketball history, and arguably the greatest upset of the year so far, was forged by grit, determination, and maybe even a little bit of lucky copper.

"My assistants know that I'd better find two pennies with their heads up before each game," said Bison head coach Tim Miles minutes after his team defeated Marquette (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today; No. 8 AP) 64-60, pulling two newly minted cent-pieces from his pants pockets. "Tonight, I was complaining. ...

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