American wins Patriot League, earns automatic bid

BY foxsports • March 14, 2009

Last year, American proved it could do it. This year, it was supposed to do it.

The two distinct types of pressure yielded the same result: Fans again stormed the court, players again cut down the nets, the Patriot League trophy again was paraded at midcourt, Garrison Carr again was the tournament MVP - and, yes, the Eagles were again on their way to the NCAA tournament.

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