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Ball St.'s upset is tourney's biggest ever

Originally Published: March 22, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

It's funny how people in sports throw around the term "historic" every other week -- if not more often. And so when something truly historic happens, sometimes they freeze in the face of it.

They describe why it happened -- in a state of numbness because of the surprise -- and so the magnitude of it seems explainable.

And yes, technically we can explain why fifth-seeded Tennessee lost to No. 12 seed Ball State 71-55 on Sunday. There are most definitely reasons. This was the most flawed, ...

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