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George Washington's Maurice Creek celebrates after his team scored during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against VCU in the semifinal round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament at the Barclays Center in New York, Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

George Washington's Maurice Creek celebrates after his team scored during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against VCU in the semifinal round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament at the Barclays Center in New York, Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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