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An underdog with bite

Cooper, Groce have Ohio thinking positive about facing Georgetown

Updated: March 18, 2010, 9:39 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

Young romantics and basketball coaches often fall in love by accident.

Two years ago, John Groce became enamored with a slender basketball beauty from Chicago. Groce had just left his job as associate head coach of Ohio State and moved about 80 miles southeast to become the head coach at Ohio University. In terms of recruits and relevance, it's a world away. And he knew he needed players.

"I had just gotten the job, and I was looking for a point guard who could ...

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