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A number 16 beating a number 1


By Jeremy Rosenthal
Published Mar 21, 2009 4:26 pm

Think a No. 16 has never beaten a No. 1? Think again.

In the 1998 Women's NCAA tournament No. 16 Harvard shocked No. 1 seed Stanford 71-67 in Palo Alto, Calif.

The following is an essay that appeared in the New York Times on Friday. It was written by a player from North Carolina that transferred to Harvard after seeing the game on TV and the life lessons she learned from Harvard coach Kathy Dalaney-Smith.

Its a great story and an interesting read. To be honest my father, who is half way around the world in Finland sent it to me. Here is the link.

A Harvard Education in How to Be a Winner-Act Like One

IU coach Felisha Legette-Jack likes to talk about basketball as more then the game and more as a microcosm of life. I think she is right.


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