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Mary Hardin-Baylor on brink of first Division III basketball title for Texas school

By Rick Cantu - American-Statesman Staff

Ken DeWeese became a college basketball coach in 1975 when he was hired as an assistant at Texas-El Paso, the only team in the state to win the NCAA men’s title.

Thirty-eight years after he was hired by Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins — who grabbed the nation’s attention by starting an all-black lineup in the 1966 national championship game against Kentucky — DeWeese stands on the doorstep of another milestone.

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