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March 09, 1997|HOUSTON MITCHELL

WON AND OUT?

Fairfield (11-18), the Metro Athletic Conference tournament champion, and Jackson State (14-15), the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament champion, are the 12th and 13th schools with losing records to receive a bid in the NCAA Division I basketball tournament. A look at how the others fared:

1996--San Jose State, 13-16, Big West Conference tournament champion, lost in first round.

1996--Central Florida, 11-18, Trans America Athletic Conference tournament champion, lost in first round.

1995--Florida International, 11-18, Trans America Athletic Conference tournament champion, lost in first round.

1993--East Carolina, 13-16, Colonial Athletic Assn. tournament champion, lost in first round.

1986--Montana State, 14-16, Big Sky Conference tournament champion, lost in first round.

1985--Lehigh, 12-18, East Coast Conference tournament champion, lost in first round.

1978--Missouri, 14-15, Big Eight Conference tournament champion, lost in first round.

1974--Texas, 12-14, Southwest Conference regular-season champion, lost in first round.

1961--George Washington, 9-16, Southern Conference tournament champion, lost in first round.

1955--Oklahoma City, 9-17, District 5 independent, lost in first round.

1955--Bradley, 7-19, District 5 independent, lost in final eight.

Source: 1997 NCAA Basketball Record Book.

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