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July 21, 2013

Falcons to play WVU in exhibition game in November

FAIRMONT — It was a powerhouse against an underdog.

Texas Western was a team no one had heard of prior to March Madness 1966, but one thing the Miners did that year to put their university on the map? They played in a national championship basketball game against the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats, relying on their uptempo offense and strategic game plan under the direction of Don Haskins.

The Miners finished the season 28-1, fighting against the odds and ideologies of many people who were fans of the game.

Fighting against the same type of odds is the Fairmont State men’s basketball team. In November, the Falcons are heading to Morgantown to take on Bob Huggins’ West Virginia Mountaineers during exhibition play.

Though a national championship isn’t at stake, the teams will be fighting for pride.

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