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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jimmy Patsos
In a city of monuments, Catholic's men's basketball team is tucked in a nondescript corner of the Brookland neighborhood in the midst of a season that's more anonymous than its surroundings. All the Cardinals seem to do is win.
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Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos finds himself in a position increasingly common among his peers this fall.
If Loyola was going to experience a quick departure in the NCAA tournament, it was going to do it the same way it approached the rest of its season.
For one night, three important figures in Maryland basketball lore were back together, Billy and Dave and Jimmy gathering to trade tales.
In the formative days of his coaching career, Jimmy Patsos' days were a blur. Mornings and afternoons were spent in Maryland's basketball office, his nights working at the Third Edition in Georgetown.
Erik Etherly could have come to Loyola from the start. Jimmy Patsos sure wanted him. For whatever reason, the Alexandria native landed at Northeastern for a season before boomeranging back to Baltimore.
While Jimmy Patsos uncorked a virtuoso postgame news conference when Loyola won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title last week, Shane Walker was transfixed by something far less animated than his gregarious coach.
An overview of Loyola as it heads into the NCAA tournament as a No. 15 seed.
Patrick Stevens breaks down the field of 68
As the crowd at Reitz Arena cheered when Loyola predictably popped up on a big screen during the NCAA tournament selection show Sunday, coach Jimmy Patsos got to work.
Whenever Jimmy Patsos needs a reminder of where the Loyola basketball program was in the not-too-distant past, there is always a treasured set of cufflinks.
George Washington's meeting with Loyola on Wednesday reunites a pair of longtime friends. As certain as it is that the Colonials' Mike Lonergan and the Greyhounds' Jimmy Patsos will stalk the Smith Center sidelines, it's just as sound an assumption they'll rehash their two hours of competition later in the evening.
"I'm looking for a really enjoyable farewell tour," Patsos said.
"I checked the rankings for the preseason; they were like third," Patsos said. "You know, you're not really going to win that game without having everything go right and we didn't have everything go right. But we played hard and competed and the guys had a great experience."