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Rams, Blazers Fall in Tournament

March 10, 2007

Montevallo, AL -- The Albany State men's basketball team was fresh off their SIAC championship, and looking to pull a big-time upset against Montevallo in the opening round of the Division II tournament.

The Rams hoped to advance to the next round for just the second time in school history while facing the 13th-ranked Falcons on their home court, but Albany State falls 78-62.

Seniors Frank Pinson and Travon McGruder combined to score 35 points in their final game in the gold and blue.

Seven-seed Valdosta State led Rollins by two with 17 seconds left, but a three-pointer by Craig Reichel ends the Blazers season 61-60.

Richard Lusane scored 25 points in a losing effort.

VSU finishes with a 20-9 record.

The Lady Blazers give top-ranked and undefeated Florida Gulf Coast all they can handle in Fort Myers, but fall in the second round 50-41.

Khaleh Thomas scoring 16 points for Valdosta State, and they finish the year 24-7.

VSU returns its entire roster in 2008.

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