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Major? Mid-major? Just call Tulsa a 'winner'

Tulsa isn't a major program, but simply too good to be called just a "mid-major" power.

Updated: November 1, 2002, 3:47 PM ET
By Ed Graney | Special to ESPN.com

Maybe it's best this way. Maybe a college basketball team that exists just under the national radar, a major program in stature and yet one playing amongst a collection of mid-major types, enjoys advantages not afforded the Dukes and Arizonas of the world. Maybe way out there in Tulsa, Okla., where the water is clean and the crime rate low, competing in the Western Athletic Conference keeps those wearing hightops grounded and absent of pressure.

It certainly keeps them winning.

Always, ...

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