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Central Michigan coach Sue Guevara brushing off the role of Cinderella

Head Coach Sue Guevara of Central Michigan talks to her team Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 in the Spokane Arena in preparation for Saturday's game against the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA Tournament women's regional. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Head Coach Sue Guevara of Central Michigan talks to her team Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 in the Spokane Arena in preparation for Saturday's game against the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA Tournament women's regional. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Sue Guevara, coach of 11th-seeded Central Michigan, expected to hear about how her team would handle its underdog status – that is, being the Cinderella team of the Spokane Regional.

Guevara was ready.

“Cinderella was not invited to the ball was she? No. … We got invited to the ball,” Guevara said. “We didn’t need a fairy godmother to give is slippers or high heels or whatever to go to the ball. Adidas gave us tennis shoes and we’re out.”

Then came the, uh, hook.

Recalling Julia Roberts in the movie “Pretty Woman,” Guevara said, “Sure, she wanted it all and she got it all. She earned it all. … If we’re going to be a Cinderella, I’m going to be like Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman.’ ”

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