2-in-4 rule equals 8 teams in NY
NEW YORK -- Eight teams are here for the opening of the season. But it was supposed to be four.
Texas, Syracuse and Alabama would have tipped off the 2002-03 season in Manhattan on Thursday night regardless of a judge's ruling this summer on exempted tournaments. Maryland possibly would have been the fourth team in the AT&T Wireless Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at Madison Square Garden. The foursome would have played two games, one each night, crowning a winner the second night.
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