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UAPB revels in first NCAA tournament bid

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas-Pine Bluff will play Winthrop in its first NCAA tournament game ever after a long, long season.

UAPB (17-15) earned an NCAA bid by winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday. If they win Tuesday's game against Winthrop in Dayton, Ohio, they will play top-seeded Duke.

The Golden Lions were 1-26 back in 2003-04.

The team this season didn't play a home game until mid-January and started 0-11. The school earned an estimated $800,000 with all the road games.

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