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Tyndall, Eagles ahead of rebuilding schedule

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Donnie Tyndall came to Morehead State in
2006 tasked with rebuilding arguably one of the worst programs in
the country.
Consider the project ahead of schedule.
The Eagles enter 2009-10 bearing the weight of high
expectations. It's what happens after capturing your first Ohio
Valley Conference title in a quarter century, then winning a game
in the NCAA tournament before giving No. 1 Louisville a brief
scare.
Now Morehead State finds itself as the preseason pick to win the
OVC behind preseason Player of the Year selection Kenneth Faried,
whose emergence as a dominant presence midway through last season
powered the Eagles to a 20-15 record and their first NCAA bid since
1984.
Tyndall loves the expectations, saying he thinks the Eagles have
the potential to make it to the Sweet 16. The Eagles open the
season on Friday at No. 4 Kentucky.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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