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Coale, Giorgis make magic at McCann

Marist takes OU to OT, but coaches' similar roads to college an even better storyline

Originally Published: December 9, 2009
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- In a packed gym that felt like something out of a bygone era, two coaches who made their mark in the high school game showed what women's college basketball can be at its best.

"Tonight I kind of felt like I was in 'Hoosiers,' the little school," Marist coach Brian Giorgis said after Wednesday's game against Oklahoma. "We're not Hickory; we have a heck of a lot more than 57 people. But what an atmosphere -- like I told [Oklahoma coach] Sherri [Coale] before the game, ...

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