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Stetson University to face defending champions in March Madness debut

DELAND, Fla. — Students at Stetson University in Volusia County are celebrating a historic moment.

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The school’s basketball team is heading to March Madness for the first time in program history.

The team and fans showed their excitement during a Selection Sunday watch party on campus.

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The Hatters will head to Brooklyn to take on the defending national champion UConn Huskies.

“I know the type of level of program they have, and obviously they’re defending champions, so it will be a great opportunity for us to go there and play them,” said Stetson Head Coach Donnie Jones.

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Tip-off between the Hatters and Huskies is set for Friday.

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