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Reaching a rare milestone

It's every college coach's dream to make it to the national tournament. 

Oregon Institute of Technology Coach Danny Miles made it three times. 

"We were the last team to make the tournament that next year. We were the 32 team and we were seated number 16 and we were the lowest seated team to ever win the national championship. First game we won on a prayer, second game we beat the number one team in the nation and we got it going," Miles said. 

It's something very few teams get to do, but for the hustling owls of OIT, it's a daily reminder when you walk down the hallways. 

"Each one was very special and the highlight of any coach is to win a national championship," he said. 

Director of Athletics at OIT Michael Schell has worked with Miles for over 20 years and says Miles has been an instrumental part of the growth for OIT athletics. 

"I think there has been a lot of changes in coaching between when he started in the 70s, 80s, 90s and now and he has adapted to each one of those," Schell said. 

Miles' wife, Judy Ann, says although her husband has reached a rare milestone in his career, for him, it's about more than just winning games. 

"I've seen young men come through the program that were looking for sports as a way out probably and they got so much more coming to Oregon Tech and playing for Danny because they turn  into better people, I believe, because of his influence," Judy Ann said. 

Take Mihajlo Matic -- a 6-foot-6-inch senior small forward from Belgrade, Serbia -- to play for  Coach Miles. He soon found out his coaching wasn't like the rest. 

"He really cares about you as an individual, not just as a basketball player and that really makes every guy in this program feel special," said Matic. 

And Brandon Bautista -- a 5--foot-7-inch red shirt junior point guard from Hawaii -- a player many schools overlooked, but Miles saw something special in this player and gave him a chance. 

"He gave me confidence coming to actually fulfill my dream of college basketball and he gave me the opportunity here," Bautista. 

Players like these give Miles and his program recognition around the world. 

"I'm very fortunate to have great players and administration that has backed us so we've averaged almost 24 wins a year over 43 years, which doesn't happen very often," said Miles. 

On Feb. 1, it happened. He became the third coach at a four year program to reach 1,000 career wins with a victory over Corban University from Salem -- add that to his 3 prior national championships. 

"You think about the hundreds of athletes that have went through the program and the thousands of little kids that have come through this camp and he has just had an impact on all levels for so many years on this community and youth and how many people can say they are where they are today because of things they learned through the program and through Coach Miles," Schell said. 

But more than winning games, Coach Miles is happy the moment has passed soo all of the attention stays on the Hustlin' Owls and finishing out the rest of the season. Reaching a rare milestone

Monday, February 17 2014, 11:45 AM CST

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Kansas City 5, Houston 4

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Texas 6, Toronto 4, 14 innings

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No games scheduled


Friday's Games

St. Louis 4, Chicago Cubs 0

(Cardinals lead series 1-0)

N.Y. Mets 3, L.A. Dodgers 1

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Saturday's Games

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N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 9-7) at Los Angeles (Greinke 19-3), 9:07 p.m.



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( 2) TCU at Kansas State, 7:30 p.m.

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( 4) Michigan State at Rutgers, 8 p.m.

( 5) Utah vs. (23) California, 10 p.m.

( 6) Clemson vs. Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m.

( 7) LSU vs. South Carolina, Noon

( 8) Alabama vs. Arkansas, 7 p.m.

(10) Oklahoma vs. Texas at Dallas, Noon

(11) Florida at Missouri, 7:30 p.m.

(12) Florida State vs. Miami, 8 p.m.

(13) Northwestern at (18) Michigan, 3:30 p.m.

(14) Mississippi vs. New Mexico State, Noon

(15) Notre Dame vs. Navy, 3:30 p.m.

(19) Georgia at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.

(21) Oklahoma State at West Virginia, 7 p.m.

(22) Iowa vs. Illinois, Noon

(24) Toledo vs. Kent State, 3 p.m.

(25) Boise St. at Colorado State, 7 p.m.


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N.Y. Rangers 4, Columbus 2

Detroit 4, Toronto 0

Chicago 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT

Arizona 4, Los Angeles 1

Saturday's Games

Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Florida, 7 p.m.

Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Edmonton at Nashville, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Arizona, 10 p.m.

Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


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No game scheduled

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No game scheduled

Saturday's Game

Montreal at Colorado, 6 p.m.



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Sunday's Games

Chicago at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Arizona at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.

Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

New England at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

San Francisco at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m.

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