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Creighton's Grant Gibbs (10), Josh Jones (5) and Doug McDermott (3) celebrate following a Midwest Regional NCAA tournament first-round college basketball game against Alabama in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2012. Creighton won 58-57.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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Creighton's Grant Gibbs (10), Josh Jones (5) and Doug McDermott (3) celebrate following a Midwest Regional NCAA tournament first-round college basketball game against Alabama in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2012. Creighton won 58-57.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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