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Akron's Rachel Tecca, right, eyes the basket as she drives against Ball State's Renee Bennett during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Mid-American Conference tournament Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

Akron's Rachel Tecca, right, eyes the basket as she drives against Ball State's Renee Bennett during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Mid-American Conference tournament Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

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