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Tuskegee Advances In Division II Playoffs

November 21, 2016

 

NEWBERRY, S.C. | The cards seemed stacked against the seventh-seeded Tuskegee University Golden Tigers before they ever hit the field against second-seeded Newberry College on Saturday afternoon. The team had to travel 330 miles to their destination, with a minor collision with a pair of buses in the convoy making the trip longer. They also had to a conference champion who was riding a 10-game winning streak, and the weather called for gusts throughout the game.

However, shortly after the game kicked off, all of the lower seeds started to pull away in their games in Super Region 2 and the wind did not pick up until late in the second half. Throw that in with a pair of career days on offense and a pair of defensive highlights, and the Golden Tigers left Seltzer Field with a 35-33 victory over Newberry.

With the victory, the Golden Tigers will travel again next week, this time to sixth-seeded North Greenville - a team that upset third-seeded Florida Tech on the road Saturday.

 

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