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Amherst notches first D-III basketball championship

Updated: March 17, 2007, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SALEM, Va. -- Amherst is heading back home with a trophy and a title.

Andrew Olson scored 15 points and Brian Baskauskas added 14 to lead Amherst to its first NCAA Division III title with an 80-67 victory over defending champion Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday night.

Amherst (30-2), which lost in the semifinals in two of the least three years, led almost throughout and built its lead as high as 20 twice in the second half.

"There's a big difference between waking ...

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