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Kevin Anderson, Maryland's rookie athletic director, does things differently, you have to admit. In January, he hired a football coach from a basketball school (Randy Edsall, formerly of Connecticut), and Monday he hired a basketball coach from a football school (Mark Turgeon, late of Texas A&M).
There was little left for Shelvin Mack to accomplish at Butler.
Many George Mason fans are upset that the school didn't do more to keep men's basketball coach Jim Larranaga, who last week resigned to accept the job at Miami.
Butler's Shelvin Mack wants to find out where he stands in the NBA draft.
In a perfect world, every NCAA basketball tournament would be like this last one, with mid-majors busting brackets, crashing the Final Four and making Dick Vitale's eyes bulge. It would be nice to think we might be inching closer to that now that Shaka Smart has signed an eight-year contract to remain at VCU and Brad Stevens shows no signs of walking away from his lengthy deal with Butler. If those guys stay put, maybe other successful coaches from off-the-beaten-path schools will, too - and the NCAA tourney will become an even wilder party than it already is.
The old guy can still teach.
Keep shooting, the Butler players told each other over and over, the shots are bound to start falling.
Connecticut's great second half in the national championship game started with some words in the locker room from coach Jim Calhoun.
Butler assistant head coach Matthew Graves estimates the Bulldogs' coaching staff is averaging 4-5 hours of sleep during the NCAA tournament, skipping a good night's rest to pore over game film.