Southeastern Louisiana was a big favorite around these parts last year. They had a nationally-ranked defense that held Southland foes in the 40's, and won a tense battle with Northwestern State for the league title. But for their efforts, they got a quick-exit 15-seed, their coach left to be an assistant at Miami
, and then their campus was flooded by Katrina.
Well, strike up the band and fire up some smothered pork chops - folks in Hammond, LA have something to celebrate again. Thanks in large part to a 6'6" warrior who ventured deep into the tall power-conference trees all evening and tapped in several key baskets down the stretch, SELU has their first-ever win over Mississippi State (on the road, no less). It broke a string of 35 straight losses over 39 years to SEC schools, mostly in guar-on-tee
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