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Published March 13, 2011, 02:45 PM

Former Moorhead guard leads Princeton to the Big Dance

(WDAY Sports) - Another team with local ties that got in is Princeton. The Tigers are coached by Syndey Johnson. Johnson was a standout guard for Moorhead in the early 90's.

Princeton faced Harvard in the Ivy League final Sunday and got into the tournament thanks to some March magic. A buzzer beater by Douglas Davis sent the Princeton to its first tourney since 2004.

“We try to coach with our heart and these guys have given their heart. So I wanted it badly for them. I'm kind of emotional right now, but it's just about our guys and I'm just so pleased for them.”

Johnson is in his 4th season with the Tigers and I'm sure that Devils Lake Eagles tourney championship team that he and I played on in high school ranks a close 2nd to leading his team to the dance.