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'Moneyball'-like approach puts St. Bonaventure on right path

Updated: January 19, 2012, 3:17 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

OLEAN, N.Y. -- If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Jim Crowley came close to earnestly emulating his way right out of coaching early in his time at St. Bonaventure.

The more books the young coach read in search of the secrets of success, the more the losses piled up.

So to suggest a timely reading of "Moneyball" some years ago played a part in setting St. Bonaventure on the path to small-market success is not to say the Michael Lewis bestseller convinced Crowley to ...

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