Oakland in NCAA Tournament for first time

Updated: March 9, 2005, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Pierre Dukes became an unlikely hero for an improbable NCAA Tournament team.

Dukes' only shot of the second half was a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left and Oakland upset top-seeded Oral Roberts 61-60 Tuesday night to win the Mid-Continent Conference tournament and make the NCAAs with a 12-18 record.

The seventh-seeded Golden Grizzlies are in the tournament for the first time since becoming a Division I program eight seasons ago. It's the fourth straight season ...

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