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1998, March 19
"Sweet Sixteen"
Valparaiso University Crusaders, the men's basketball team, entered the "Sweet Sixteen" round of the NCAA Final Four playoffs. Valparaiso is only the second, 13th seeded team in NCAA history to make it to the Sweet Sixteen round. The small, midwest school has captured the imagination of the nation in two outstanding games against tough opponents. Bryce Drew, the team's high scorer and son of the team's coach, Homer Drew, is a local hero, having played for the Valparaiso High School Vikings and named Mr. Basketball.

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