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Hampton, Monmouth to Meet in Play-In Game

March 14, 2006

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) _ Hampton and Monmouth of New Jersey hook up tonight in Dayton, Ohio as March Madness officially tips off. The winner gets a 16th seeding in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and advances to a meeting with top seed Villanova in Philadelphia on Friday.

Monmouth beat Fairleigh Dickinson on a last-second shot to win the Northeast Conference championship last Wednesday.

Hampton posted a four-point win over Delaware on Saturday to earn the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference crown.

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