Tag:Matt Norlander
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:06 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 12:14 pm

The small school coach who's admired by most

Miles has been off the payroll since 2005. (Andy Atkinson/New York Times)

By Matt Norlander

He's been fired numerous times but never let go. The man who ranks fourth in wins all-time at any level of collegiate basketball appears to be one of the sport's true active treasures. The New York Times' Greg Bishop wrote a fantastic story worth spreading about Danny Miles, head coach of the NAIA Oregon Tech Owls. He's been there for 41 years, since he was 24. He has 19 grandchildren. He won national NAIA titles in 2004 and 2008. It's a great read. Equal parts feature, biography, timepiece and obituary (except for the fact Miles is still very much alive.)

He had a brother who was murdered in the '70s. He redshirts a majority of his players, who are prohibited from having long hair, any facial hair, and if you've been tattooed? Chances are you aren't making it on to his squad. His players love him for it. Miles is still in touch with so many of the men he coached in the past four decades and most major coaches worth their salt know of him or are, at the very least, acquaintances.

Now, he does all this for free -- and worked off the payroll in sports outside of basketball, too.
Most 66-year-olds collect social security. Miles, while technically retired, still collects basketball victories like stamps. Before this season, Oregon Tech totaled every game Miles ever coached, at different levels of basketball, softball and baseball. The count was 1,816 victories. The walls to his upstairs “man cave” contain letters from famous basketball coaches, among them Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith and Bobby Knight, and two presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. His bust resides in three halls of fame.
Miles is approaching a thousand wins, and the Owls have already booked their bracket appearance in the NAIA national tournament, which takes place in Point Lookout, Mo., a town that sits on the floor of that state. What's particularly incredible and bittersweet about this team this season: they're continuing on without one of their players.

Bishop writes of how redshirt sophomore Nathan Maddox killed himself 12 days ago, on Feb. 12. There was a four-page note written and The Bible in his lap when he ended his life. It's one of the toughest circumstances Miles has ever gone through. He doesn't even have to be doing this, though. Miles has been off the payroll at Oregon Tech since 2005.

Seven years ago, faced with another round of cuts, Miles “retired” but stayed on as basketball coach. In doing so, he saved two jobs. See, even in retirement, he never left. He still arrives at 8 a.m. each morning, still works deep into the night. He loves the city and loves the school, and now his grandson, a freshman guard, has joined the team.

Still, even Chris Maples, president of Oregon Tech, said, “It’s hard to explain why we’ve been able to hang on to him.”

In reality, most of the true diehards of this game, the coaches who have passion that interrupts their sleep and changes decades of their lives, those men and women can be found at the smaller schools in the tinier, tucked away towns. Miles is one of them. He loves the game so much he even created a formula for player evaluation and performance called the Value Point System. He's been using it for more than 20 years and it's helped him win national championships by way of deciding who's worth a damn on this team and which guy should be starting. The formula is simple: check the link again; it's about halfway down the page.

We're always searching for great stories with the big boys, but this proves again that some of the most interesting subjects are in places that rarely get the attention.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:05 am

Wakeup Call: Must-win for WVU vs. Marquette?

We've just received confirmation that, indeed, these Buffaloes fans are the reason Colorado lost at home to Stanford by 24 points last night. (US PRESSWIRE)

By Matt Norlander

I don't want to believe this is real. // Good news in that crime at public school is down nationwide. // OK WAT. // How the U.S. hid an airplane factory in World War II. Incredible. // Yyyyyuuuuppp! ...

★ It's Friday morning, which means if you still haven't read Luke Winn's Power Ratings, you're weekend's off to a bad start.

★ West Virginia faces something fairly close to a must-win against Marquette tonight.

★ Missed this from over the weekend, but apparently Jeff Bzdelik verbally went after a fan. He's since apologized.

★ How loud will Gampel get Saturday for the Syracuse game? What are the loudest games in the 22-year history of the arena?

★ The 10 biggest 3-point shots in Indiana basketball history. That's the state of Indiana, not the university. Christian Watford's shot does make the list, though.

★ In defense of Karl Hess.

★ This is some eye-opening and a bit confusing stuff from Dan Hanner about coaches and recruiting and what they do with talent. There's a list. John Calipari is at the top of it. You're going to need to read it twice.

★ And here's a reaction/response to that link above.

★ Sizing up the Atlantic 10.

★ Jason McIntyre is deperately hoping the Big Ten falls on its face in March.

★ Good way to make the weekend get here sooner. Watch the five best moments of college basketball in MSG history.

★ Dan Wetzel offers his take on Cincinnati and why the brawl didn't send this team into the spiral Xavier found itself in.

★ Trusting you scan every link I supply each day. If that's the case, the best read is saved for last. Make sure you get this into your schedule over the weekend.

► "We got a bunch of followers." Pat Knight's presser teeters on the edge of must-watch, but still, it's a good venting session.

The Fratellis are primarily known for this song. The one below, "Whistle for the Choir," is pretty much the opposite -- and better. Fun, disposable Brit pop. Nothing wrong with that.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:12 am
Edited on: February 24, 2012 1:17 am

NC: Conference crowns start getting collected

Iowa's sweep of Wisconsin is something that makes it season, regardless of how it ends. (AP)

By Matt Norlander

Here’s everything you need to know about Thursday night’s games …

Game of the Night: Duke and Florida State has become the not-a-true-rivalry-but-as-good-as-o
series of note in college basketball the past five years … if you feel me there. The two clashed again Thursday night, and again it was a game worth watching for two hours. Duke gets the 74-66 win, avenges its last-second loss in Cameron at the beat of the Snaer drum and now people are talking like Duke’s a Final Four team? I’m pretty sure that was the case even before this, but let the Blue Devils hype build on up. The sport and the tournament are better when K’s team is carrying more on its shoulders.

What stands out for me: Andre Dawkins coming off the bench for 22 points. Duke’s always got those players, the ones who have 22-point games in them — you just don’t know when they’re coming. It’s all part of the weaponry. The chase for the one seed that’s developed among four teams looks more interesting by the day.

Florida State was on the verge of leading the ACC five days ago. Now it’s a game behind UNC and Duke and will not take the league title. Seminoles still don't feel like a second-weekend tournament team to me, but they'll certainly not get blown out whenever they go down.

Win to brag about: For the first time in program history, Saint Mary's takes a share of its conference title in consecutive seasons. The Gaels made it boring quickly in Portlandia, finishing with a 70-43 victory. SMC on track for a five seed if it wins the WCC tourney?

Loss to hide from: Colorado was so Pac-12 tonight, falling 74-50, at home, to Stanford. Colorado didn't stand a chance at an at-large anyway, but I think Tad Boyle thought his team was better than a performance like this. Next season, I guarantee the Buffs won't lose a home game by 24 to anyone.

Player who deserves improper benefits: Iowa's Matt Gatens has put up back-to-back performances that should get him some nice things from men with cash. We only say that in jest on the blog, but seriously, these kinds of performances earned you hundred-dollar handshakes back in the old days. Gatens put up a career-best 30 against Indiana Sunday. Thursday night, it was 33 points in Iowa's 67-66 win over Wisconsin. Between his last game and this one, he hit 11 straight 3s at one point. You want more Gatens stats? I give you more Gatens stats.

-- He's the first Big Ten player to score more than 30 against two teams in the AP Top 25 since 1996-97.
-- He became the fourth Big Ten player in the last 10 seasons to score more than 30 points in back-to-back games versus conference opponents.
-- His 33 points are the most scored by a Wisconsin opponent since Stephen Curry won over a nation in the 2008 NCAA tournament.

After the game, fans put the players on their shoulders, as you can see above.

Another player who deserves improper benefits: Senior Ken Horton led all scorers in D-I Thursday night. He put up 39 for the Blue Devils of Central Connecticut State. Horton's year has gone under the radar and it stands to reason one of the truly most valuable seniors in college basketball won't get his moment in the NCAAs.

Player who does not deserve improper benefits: Kyle Kuric went 0-fer, missing 11 shots for Louisville. No turnovers, though! Rick Pitino isn't really happy with anything after tonight, however.

Numbers don’t lie

  • 13. Belmont killed Kenne! Kennesaw State went down 90-50, and in the process 13 Bruins scored.
  • 17. That’s how many years it’s been since Iowa swept Wisconsin in the regular season.
  • 115. There is no more dominant numbers-don't-lie number than putting up 115 against a D-I school. But that's what New Mexico State did against Hawaii. The Aggies won 115-73, had seven players score in double figures, and Daniel Mullings got himself a trip-dub. Twenty-eight points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Five steals, to boot.

Three other games of note:

  1. BYU wasn't ready for Gonzaga in Spokane. Good on the Zags to keep their chances at sharing the WCC title with SMC alive, but this tells me more about BYU. The Cougars are, in my mind, one of the two or three most perplexing bubble teams out there. I feel like it should be in if the tournament started tomorrow, but at the same time, I need at minimum at WCC title-game appearance to justify that.
  2. Murray State didn't take too kindly to its sole loss of the season, so it went into Tennessee State and won by nearly 20.
  3. Alabama chips off a nice road win at Arkansas to keep its bubble hopes stable and look decent heading into the weekend.


  • The UNC Greensboro story has turned out to be a terrific one. By nature of Elon's 66-45 loss to Davidson, Greensboro clinched the North division of the SoCon. It was a 2-14 team that fired its coach, and Wes Miller, the interim, has led the team to this. He'll get the head coaching job -- he should have it already -- once the season's over.
  • There were other clinchings in conferences tonight. Belmont (A-Sun) and Davidson (SoCon) took their overall league regular-season titles. LIU-Brooklyn (NEC) and Bucknell (Patriot) also earned, at minimum, shares of their leagues.
  • In there, oh-there-it-is department, Arizona's Josiah Turner turned it on to the tune of 15 points, six assists and not-a-one turnover in the Wildcats' 70-54 win over USC.
  • In that Arizona game, U of A didn't have a first-half free throw. The game was in Tucson, so that is a noteworthy aberration. Good night, good evening and good weekend.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 23, 2012 2:55 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 2:57 pm

Shaka, VCU in limbo for NCAA bid once again

Saturday's game against George Mason looms large for the Rams, who lost to GMU on Valentine's Day. (US PRESSWIRE)

By Matt Norlander

No matter what happens from now until Selection Sunday, know this: VCU of 2012 is very different from VCU of 2011.

That's a narrative not natural to embrace less than a year after one of the three most unlikely Final Four runs in tournament history. Still, this team is nothing like last year's. Most of the talent that got VCU to Houston and in that game against Butler is gone. The only remaining recognizable name: Brad Burgess, who's taken on the load and done it well. He leads the team in points at 12.9 per game.

It's a young team, though. The average experience on the 13-man roster is 1.4 years. Last season that number was 2.17, according to KenPom.com.

No matter: VCU's been able to put itself in a good position, relatively speaking. Last year the team was 3-5 in February and now they’re a 30-foot bomb from undefeated since Jan. 9. The lone loss came on the road at 23-7 George Mason. This is how it happened. (Brief NSFW language after the shot falls.)

"It's a bitter, bitter pill to swallow, that loss," coach Shaka Smart said.

VCU's rematch with GMU comes Saturday. It's also the season finale for both teams. Getting swept by the Patriots has potential to be very damaging to the Rams, despite the run since conference play began wherein VCU's beating league foes by more than nine points per game.

Smart's had to balance a new type of life this season. He became the father to a baby girl in September and has coached under the expectation and heat lamp that a Final Four appearance brings. Nobody's expecting VCU to get back to college basketball's ultimate big stage, but another dance appearance wasn't too much to ask as far as VCU fans were concerned. Take that, then toss in the fact that soon enough his name will be placed onto, and probably at the top of, the list of candidates to coach the University of Illinois, as Bruce Weber is expected to be bought out of his contract when this season ends.

I didn't address that with Smart when I spoke to him on the phone Thursday morning. (No coach who respects the profession is talking out of turn about another job during the season anyway.) Right now, Smart's realistic about his team, meaning he doesn't know if it's worthy this year like it was last year for an at-large. That's not doubt, that's pragmatism and avoidance of media speculation. Fair approach; this year, the pool of bubble teams is as different as his team. VCU's not the 3-point-happy club that it was last year. This one's defensive-minded. The Rams lead the nation in steal percentage (15.9) and create the most turnovers per possession as well, tying Ohio at a 27.1-percent clip.

"A lot of teams can score in a lot of ways, but we’re not one of them," Smart said. "We have to be able to create offense in other ways. The style of play is the same, but the way the team executes is a little bit different. We’re better defensively, not even close really if you look at the numbers and watch us play."

The 3-point shot is what got VCU to the Final Four last year. Remember that game against Kansas? Unexpectedly, the Rams bombed away on 25 3-pointers and sank 12 of them. It was the rocket fuel that got VCU to Houston. This season, this team isn't not adept to the deep shot; it's hitting 32.9 percent of its 3s, putting it in the bottom third of Division I.

"And we don’t have Jamie Skeen to throw the ball to inside and get you a basket or get fouled every time," Smart said.

He also tossed out this: Last year, in his opinion, the CAA was better. Makes sense, as the league got three teams into the tournament, whereas this season you can find a heavy horde that think this conference should only earn one bid. I think I disagree, but regardless, the notion is interesting, considering the separation and chase we've seen at the top of the league. Drexel (15-2), VCU (14-3), George Mason (14-3) and Old Dominion (13-4) have provided intrigue for the past three weeks. Although the odds have Drexel winning the league title, realistically, the CAA tournament is going to be a blast. It's wide open and those four teams stand nearly equal chances at earning the auto bid.

As the attention and speculation his team's chances will increase in the coming week, Smart said he and his staff do their best at avoiding the talk of their big-bracket chances. The team largely does, too. Last year, Joey Rodriguez practically tracked Jerry Palm and Joe Lunardi's projections daily. This young group doesn't indulge in the prognosticating.

It doesn't do anyone much good to try and predict VCU's future anyway.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 23, 2012 12:29 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 7:37 pm

This is how the NCAA should rank its teams

A snapshot of the mock meetings last week in Indianapolis. (NCAA)

By Matt Norlander

Let's see possibility. Let's see what the NCAA could ultimately be using, should it choose to cast a wider net in its database. Let's see fairness and true objectivity and less room for error in picking and seeding 68 teams into this behemoth of a bracket that takes over millions of American' lives in March.

I wrote last week how every metric officially referenced on the NCAA's Nitty Gritty sheets, in team sheets and on reports only relates to the RPI. It's a problem. The Selection Committee does a lot of things right. The few things it does wrong, it stands to reason, alter the master seed list or create inconsistencies in final selection.

The NCAA and its Selection Committee don't shun the use of other metrics. They just don't endorse them, either. On the Nitty Gritty master sheet, teams are arranged 1 to 344 in accordance to the RPI. Nine of the 16 columns on the Nitty Gritty are RPI-based or influenced. Why not organize the Nitty Gritty based on a collection of metric systems?

The NCAA has its reasons for this, and ultimately, one day, those reasons will give way to logic and a better collective understanding of how -- although we'll never perfect a rankings system -- we can use microscopes instead of magnifying glasses to examine teams' tendencies, weaknesses, strengths and true scope of accomplishment.

Below, I've got a chart of what such a Nitty Gritty could look like, what the NCAA could use as a base to sort its squads and begin the debate. This is something I'd love to take credit for, but the fact is I didn't have the time to get it done, and so you should be as grateful as I am for emailer Dr. Frederick Russ, who did the long division on this. Russ is an NCAA faculty athletics representative, a professor of marketing and former dean at the University of Cincinnati's Carl H. Lindner College of Business. He compiled what's quickly being acknowledged as the five most mainstream/reliable/respectable college basketball metrics and went with the median of the ratings (the chart says average, but it is the median; there is a difference). The chart below shows the positive or negative difference with the myopic RPI.

Plenty of teams don't vary in median rank of the five and the RPI. With others, it's chasm-like. And that means something significant when you get into the tedious but tremendous differentials in seeding, which can alter where teams go and of course who they play.

All teams listed were ranked 80th or better by KenPom.com, LRMC, BPI, RPI, Massey or Sagarin. These numbers, of course, are due to change in the coming weeks. All results are as of Wednesday, so even today there'd be minor shifts in the master list if you compiled one for yourself by dinnertime.

Russ also mentioned the obvious: the downside to every rankings system, with exception to the BPI, currently in somewhat of a test-drive phase, is you can't implement the impact of regular players missing games. Take Cincinnati’s first two losses (to Presbyterian and Marshall), which came when Jaquon Parker was still nursing a preseason injury.

But at least we can claim this is closer and more objective than the RPI's manipulable formula. Here is the master list, 1 through 90, of how the NCAA should be sorting teams. (Russ actually had 98 teams organized, but Google Docs was being less than agreeable in converting the chart beyond 90 teams. Apologies on that, but you get the point all the same.)

The biggest difference near the top is Wisconsin, perhaps overrated by all the other metrics, but not RPI? Let's debate! The distance on Missouri is disconcerting, though, too. Texas, Belmont, Arizona and Southern Miss all have big disparity as well. The largest gaps are UCLA (62 points lower in the RPI) and Colorado State (65 points higher in the RPI).

If anything else, this chart proves there are far too frequent communication breakdowns with teams across the board, enough so that the RPI goes beyond outlier status and continues to prove what many have known for years: If the RPI was introduced in 2012, it's hard to reason that it would be adopted as conventional by the NCAA or in mainstream discussion.

Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:03 am

Wakeup Call: The top 200 players in the country

Harbaugh was team manager Wednesday night. (AP)
By Matt Norlander

The country's Interstate system mapped out like subways. // Funnier people seem to get further in business. // Getting a good night's sleep: unnatural? // The world was into cat videos before they were cool. No, seriously, boxing cats from 1894. // Australian outlaws from the 1920s ...

★ Value Add is a smart, reliable statistic to help quantify how good players are and what they mean to their teams. Here's Cracked Sidewalks' top 200 players in the country, according to Value Add.

★ Loved how Jim Harbaugh was chair man/team manager for brother-in-law Tom Crean at the Indiana game last night.

★ This week in stories I wish I'd discovered first, a girl was in a coma and eventually made her way back onto the basketball court.

★ Who are you going to see and hear from on the CBS side of the NCAA tournament?

★ I'd imagine a deep bone bruise is particularly aggravating. Rodney Hood is out for MSU for an undetermined amount of time due to his.

★ Fairly nasty crossover here.

★ Get a glimpse at how our sport is doing in the TV ratings as of late.

★ NCAA tournament chair Jeff Hathaway went on the Tim Brando show Wednesday. Hathaway will handle himself well once the bracket is released.

Five teams that can beat Kentucky, from Jason Lisk. Cal? Sorry, but that's a big no. The others I'm on board with.
★ A very simple way to understand and see how the Mountain West is slighted in the polls.

★ Good charts that depict just how difficult it is to advance in the tournament, and good God why you need to avoid the 8/9 game at all costs.

★ After George Mason's loss to Northeastern last night and Drexel's troubles with James Madison, I don't know, is this a multi-bid league?

Glockner waxes on Marquette. I'm starting to worry, because my heart's going with the Golden Eagles and I fear they'll break it. Team has Final Four potential and needs to be a Sweet 16 squad, minimum.

★ When I say Ohio State is really good on defense, I'm not BS'ing you. More indisputable proof.

Self-made alley-oop.

★ Credit to Dana O'Neil here for a good twist on the T-Rob story that we were all familiar with.

► OK. I've listened three times over the course of 12 hours. Can't decide if it's great or awful.

♬ This band is called Editors. How am I not to love a band like that?

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:22 pm

Pod: Flat tires, court storms, Calhoun's future

Whenever Calhoun does leave, what is next for UConn basketball? (Getty Images)

By Matt Norlander

I have to admit, sometimes, I'd love to make these podcasts just storytelling with Goodman and Parrish and leaving most of the basketball talk out of it. When Nickelback bashing, goalpost hanging, drunk tire-changing and late-night driving is part of the court-holding, why get into the hoops?

Well, we do. All of that described above is on today's pod, plus an assortment of basketball team topics.

In order:
  • From the beginning: It's the worst possible way to start a podcast. Goodman's a Nickelback fan. Let the excuses rain down from the heavens.
  • 2:25: On Kentucky and expectation and why it's logical to believe this team is as good as we want them to be. Final Four seems inevitable. National champs? .
  • 8:06: Kentucky needs a loss? What?
  • 11:00: UConn and Jim Calhoun. Will he coach this Saturday? What's the future of this program whenever Jimbo leaves? And if this team beats Syracuse Saturday, it sort of feels like the 8/9 game is in its future.
  • 17:36: New Mexico's a fine example of seed and expectation and team talent. What have the Lobos proven and what seed do they deserve? Parrish takes up the case that seeds four through eight stand to be fairly similar, no matter who lands on what line this season.
  • 20:55: Storming the court. We bring it up here, but Goodman actually cops to hanging from the goal post after Arizona beat Washington. Just picture that.
  • 24:36: The college basketball player who is shorter than Parrish. Goodman's now obsessed with this.
  • 26:44: And it's time for Parrish to steal the show again by sharing a story of something stupid he did. In this case, it was changing a tire with a drunk Mississippian college kid at 2 in the morning. Oh happy day!

Again, I thank you for taking the time to listen to the podcast -- whenever you can. I ask that you, if you like what we're doing here, encourage like-minded hoopheads to subscribe in Tunes as well. Guests like Jay Bilas, Seth Davis, they're the guys who make me sound better and make the podcast worthwhile. The other guys? Gary Parrish and Jeff Goodman, they really make it entertaining, and of course you can count on our trio show each Wednesday. The RSS feed is another way to keep the podcasts coming to you ASAP. We've got a Zune download link as well.

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Posted on: February 22, 2012 8:45 am
Edited on: February 22, 2012 8:48 am

Wakeup Call: Seton Hall focuses on games, not GFs

Seton Hall would need an implosion to avoid the NCAAs at this point. (AP)

By Matt Norlander

Sixty livers and 30 lives. // I don't think this is allowed or possible in our physical universe. // The no-brainer headlines often make for the best ones. // Women writing in sports: we need more of it. // Why thinking about your cellphone makes you selfish ...

Very nicely presented, Eamonn Brennan, and thanks for the dose of links. We'll win this, don't worry.

★ Seton Hall -- not focusing on their girlfriends.

★ JaMychal Green will not be available for Alabama's game on Thursday. Remember, it was Tony Mitchell who was definitively sat down for the season.

★ Have you done anything this lovingly irrational when your team begins to lose? Someone make sure grandma can breathe!

★ Anthony Davis opens up with USA Today.

★ The Royce White pieces are trickling in at a steady pace. Borzello will have one up later today, too.

★ Andy Glockner is so bubbly on this Bubble Watch video that I can't not link it. He is INFORMING US!

★ Devin Thomas, a Wake Forest commit, broke the glass at a recent game. The Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy was in the house to watch. Thomas' reaction is interesting.

★ One of these eight teams will win the national title this year.

★ One of our CBS Sports Network guys handled himself amazingly well after his stool thought he was Chris Farley. One of the most brutal moments you could have on live television, and he navigated it like a pro.

★ Why Nate Wolters is the king of "take and make."

These guys are making Kansas fans look like an embarrassment.

★ With Missouri's move to the SEC, what are some of the "significant changes" fans will soon feel affected by?

★ Former NBA players takes over coaching high school team in John Wooden's hometown after 65-year-old coach is found pantless in his car with a 17-year-old girl. That's a story.

★ Blind resumes -- with KenPom stats!

► Speaking of Ken Pomeroy, he linked this on Twitter Tuesday. It's the 1983 NCAA championship season-ending montage. "One Shining Moment"? NO. It's Christopher Cross' "All Right"! Unbelievable. Some of these highlights have to be seen to get believed (gericurled Drexler is always ready to party), like the cheerleader taking a charge ... in the middle of the game? Whatever you glean from the video, I hope this song carries you up to the weekend. (Start at 41:50)

♬ I can't believe I've almost gotten to March without recommending Radiohead. Here's the thing with the 'Head. They're incredibly diverse, but the reason most people who choose not to get into them is because they think it's all bloopy-blippy-bop-bop stuff. Way off. Look no further than The Bends, my favorite album, one that's, damn, almost 17 years old. Radiohead's good, and legendary, because they're career has in some ways paralleled the currents of mainstream music -- without every classifying in that solar system.

Category: NCAAB
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