The Gonzaga phenomenon-now on the way to its first-ever Final Four-could have raged and faded in the span of two weeks of March 1999, as a No. 10 seed making its second-ever trip to the NCAA tournament. An upset of Minnesota, then No. 2 Stanford, then No. 5 Florida in the Sweet 16, with that classic Gus Johnson call after Casey Calvary's tip in with 4.4 seconds left: "Shannon from the cornerrrr ... and it's over. Gonzaga! The slipper stillllll fits!" America's new darlings were knocked out two days later, their final, errant shot a driving, double-clutch layup by star guard Matt Santangelo in the face of UConn's front line in the Elite Eight.
As is the norm for Charles Barkley, the Hall of Famer said some pretty funny or eyebrow-raising stuff while appearing on Thursday’s Dan Patrick Show, including what he’d like to do to Skip Bayless if Barkley were terminally ill. Here’s another moment: While talking pot with Patrick — the subject came up while remembering his experience backstage at Saturday Night Live when Nirvana was the musical guest — he said his college coach at Auburn asked him and some teammates to perform an intervention. Barkley explained: “[A teammate who was a great shooter] smoked pot relentlessly. Coach says, I want you guys to do an intervention. So the guy says, ‘Okay, I’ll stop smoking pot.’ Guy couldn’t make a
There have been rumblings that Pitino may be interested in the Georgetown job. As you likely already know or deduced, Richard Pitino is the son and namesake of Louisvilles hall of fame coach Rick Pitino. Richard went into the family business early, working as a manager while a student at Providence, a program that his father had taken to the Final Four two decades earlier.