Things I’ve Learned At The Final Four

The relationships and connections you make likely won’t help you short-term, but they can help you long-term. You should find a way to spend as much time as you can with people you don’t know. You can sleep 6 comfortably in any hotel room. Go to the games if you can, no matter where you […]

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Questions On The Intentional Violation

A lot of chatter online after this incredible play by Virginia to force overtime and eventually beat Purdue to go to the Final Four. With 5.9 seconds to go, and having the possession arrow in their favor, I tweeted that Purdue should violate the lane, so as not to allow Virginia to miss the free […]

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Keep ‘Em Loose

John Becker at Vermont talked about how long it took to get over last year’s loss in the America East Championship game before taking on UMBC again in this year’s title game. “I’ve been trying to find ways to make that game as loose as possible for us for a long time.” It struck me […]

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The Lob

UCF was up 4 with less than 2:00 to play against Duke when they did this: I hate the lob. I’ve always hated the lob. There are a lot of reasons for it. I don’t think it is a play we practice enough to really try and execute it in games. It is a hard […]

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When To Let It Play Out

Interesting time and score scenario in the Wofford-Kentucky game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Wofford scored to cut the Kentucky lead to 2 and called time out with 37.8 seconds to play. Out of the time out, Wofford didn’t press or trap, and they weren’t going to foul. They just decided to […]

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Kelvin Sampson

“Be who you are and be consistent with that guy.” https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/brian-t-smith/article/Smith-A-tie-jacket-and-the-passion-of-UH-s-13710646.php

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