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An NCAA Cinderella, Then and Now

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An NCAA Cinderella, Then and Now

An NCAA Cinderella, Then and Now

An NCAA Cinderella, Then and Now

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As the NCAA men's basketball tournament gets under way around the country, Wall Street Journal sportswriter Stefan Fatsis remembers a "Cinderella" team that made waves in the 1996 tourney. Mississippi State reached the Final Four that year. Today, some of the players from that team are still in basketball, some are not, and one has been sentenced to prison.