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The Summit League

Western Illinois shocks No. 17 Wisconsin 69-67 in opener

The defensive rebound landed in a teammate's hands as time expired, allowing Garret Covington and his Western Illinois buddies to start celebrating as if they had just won an NCAA Tournament game.

The Leathernecks are going to remember their season opener for quite some time.

Covington hit two fouls shots with 10.2 seconds left, and Western Illinois shocked No. 17 Wisconsin with a 69-67 win on Friday night.

"We talked as a team, as a program, it's not who you play, it's how you play," coach Billy Wright said. "And I thought our kids, our young men, did a very good job of maintaining their composure."

J.C. Fuller scored 20 points and...