So many times when a team is losing in its conference tournament and any of the numerous postseason tournaments out there and the game’s outcome is assured, the losing coach would call for a quick foul or a 30 second timeout to get their seniors out of the game for a well-deserved applause…
Thinking of these species reminds of the coaching carousel that happens every year around this time in NCAA Men’s basketball.
The paths these four have taken not only converge at Ford Field but in the ability to present an immovable object, a resistance to the force applied. To one degree or another the Huskies, Heels, Spartans, and Wildcats have all proved their mettle on the defensive end of the floor.
Hansbrough’s trophy case filled with All-Americans, a Wooden, a Naismith, and countless other Player-of-the-Year Awards lacks one thing: a national title. He can only achieve true satisfaction if he and his Tar Heel teammates walk from the Ford Field court as NCAA champions.
In retrospect. Looking at some stats.
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Beale Street will be bopppin’ tonight as the Sweet Sixteen comes to Memphis. Mark Few brings his number 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-5) to town for a lip-smackin’ tilt with Roy Williams and number 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (30-4).
It’s a Big East-Atlantic Coast Conference clash of the titans when Jay Wright and his 3 seed Villanova Wildcats (28-7) throw down with Mike Krzyzewski and 2 seed Duke Blue Devils (30-6). Put on a pot of coffee this is the late game (9:57) at the Bank North Garden in the heart of Bean Town.
The TD Bank North Garden in Boston, Massachusetts is the scene for a Sweet Sixteen matchup between Sean Miller’s #4 seed Xavier Musketeers (27-7) and Jamie Dixon’s #1 seed Pittsburgh Panthers (30-4).