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Peter Hooley`s heroics pit Albany against Oklahoma

Australian Peter Hooley`s dramatic winning basket that launched the University of Albany into the US college national tournament has earned the Great Danes a date with the third-seeded Oklahoma Sooners.

Peter Hooley`s heroics pit Albany against Oklahoma

New York: Australian Peter Hooley`s dramatic winning basket that launched the University of Albany into the US college national tournament has earned the Great Danes a date with the third-seeded Oklahoma Sooners.

The bracket for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men`s basketball tournament was drawn Sunday and Albany was given a 14th seed, placing it among the bottom teams in the tournament field.

But the Great Danes can hope to make a giant-killer run starting with Oklahoma, a semi-final loser in the more prestigious Big 12 Conference tournament, on Friday in Columbus, Ohio.

Albany won the America East Conference final 51-50 over Stony Brook thanks to Hooley`s hoop with 1.6 seconds remaining. The 23-year-old from Adelaide`s mother died of colon cancer in January.

The NCAA tournament, nicknamed "March Madness" for the passion it evokes every year among American sports fans, features the University of Kentucky as an unbeaten top seed trying to become the first unbeaten national champion since Indiana in 1976.

From Zee News

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