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The Basketball Tournament
Eight top teams compete in the Great Hoops event.
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January 29, 2007
Last week, Rosemont Academy and seven other highly-ranked basketball teams from around the country played in the prestigious Great Hoops Basketball Tournament. The teams winning each of the four quarterfinal games were paired in the semifinals, with the two semifinal victors then playing for the championship. Given the results below, can you find each team's nickname (the Eagles is one) and head coach and who defeated whom in each quarterfinal through final tournament matchup?

  1. In one game, the Dukes, who were making their 11th Great Hoops Tournament appearance, lost to the St. Aloysius High team, who aren't coached by Wooden.
  2. Coach Thompson and the Poets coach, who isn't at Harbor High School, frequently work at the same summer basketball clinics.
  3. Coach Boeheim, who doesn't coach the Cougars, and the coach from North Hills High played college basketball together.
  4. Coach Knight's team upset the Tigers 77-76 in overtime in one game.
  5. In quarterfinal matches, Coach Smith's squad defeated Coach Dreisel's Lions while the team from Harbor High lost to Coach Wooden's five.
  6. The North Hills High team isn't the Tigers.
  7. The Royals played York Tech in one tourney matchup.
  8. Coach Jackson's squad, which isn't the King High team, lost to the Tigers in one tournament game.
  9. In the semifinal contests, the Aces overcame Dunbar High, and Coach Calhoun's team was eliminated by Maple Hill Prep.
  10. North Hills High School faced Coach Knight's team in one matchup.
  11. Coach Jackson and the Harbor High School coach have both have over 500 career victories as high school head coaches.
  12. Coach Wooden's and Coach Jackson's teams were playing in the Great Hoops Tournament for the first time.

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