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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

He does research?

I would have never guessed.

Randy Bennett walked into his office Monday morning, sat down at his desk and began to check his voicemail. It was just like any other day for the St. Mary's College men's basketball coach. Yet the routine ended abruptly when an unmistakable, yet totally unexpected, voice came through.

The caller wanted to know everything about the Gaels. Who are their shooters? Who is likely to be in the starting lineup? Basically, what is St. Mary's all about? "Gimme a buzz," the fast-talking caller finally said.

It was Dick Vitale, the garrulous, high-octane voice of college basketball.