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Bit of magic in Colonials' house

Updated: December 29, 2007, 12:25 AM ET
By Graham Hays
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As much fun as it is to be on hand when a team cuts down the nets and celebrate a championship amidst the glitter and glitterati of a Final Four, it's also a little like watching a band get enshrined at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

You're really just paying tribute to all the magic that happened somewhere else.

Thursday night the Smith Center on the campus of George Washington, a gym thousands of seats and of even more units of character removed from the St. Pete Times Forum, Gund Arena, TD Banknorth Garden or any other championship site, was somewhere else.

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