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Mason's miracle almost was derailed in CAA quarters

Originally Published: March 2, 2007
By Kyle Whelliston | Special to ESPN.com

Thanks to George Mason, we no longer talk about second-weekend ceilings on mid-major runs in the NCAA Tournament. Part of the history of Mason's storybook 2005-06 season that's never talked about, though, is a bitterly hard-fought, non-televised 61-56 overtime victory over 10th-seeded Georgia State in the quarterfinals of the CAA tournament, a reminder of how volatile and unexpected the events of Championship Week can be.

A year ago, the Patriots finished the regular season as the CAA co-champions ...

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