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Coach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home.

The fuzzy picture popped up on her laptop. Staring back at her from a world away was a close-up of little Ngoty, blanket around her.

"She had the biggest eyes in the world. Her eyes just stared at me," Boyle said. "I caught my breath for a second and said, `Whatever I need to do to bring this child here, I'm going to do it.'"


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Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut29-1
2 Notre Dame28-2
3 South Carolina27-2
4 Maryland27-2
5 Tennessee25-4
6 Baylor27-3
7 Florida State27-3
8 Oregon State26-3
9 Arizona State26-4
10 Louisville24-5
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1 Notre Dame28-2
2 Tennessee25-4
3 Baylor27-3
4 South Carolina27-2
5 Connecticut29-1
6 Maryland27-2
7 Iowa23-6
8 Louisville24-5
9 Kentucky21-8
10 Florida State27-3
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