Larry Brown has returned to coaching again. He has been hired as the new Southern Methodist head coach. Brown hasn’t coached since 2010 when he led the Charlotte Bobcats to the playoffs. He began coaching in college with Davidson, then spent time at UCLA and Kansas. In the NBA, he coached the Nets, Spurs, Clippers, Pacers, 76ers, Pistons and Knicks. L.B. has 1,098 NBA wins, a National Championship with Kansas in 1988 and a NBA Title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. Brown has his work cut out for him, SMU was 13-19 overall and 4-12 in Conference USA last year.
March plays host to one of the great events in the sports year. The NCAA Tournament is truly an event that captures the attention of a nation. Work related material takes a back seat to the office pool, old college friends gather at the bar for a chance to reunite & root for the Alma mater and the student body of schools around the nation unify as their school takes on the spotlight of the big dance.
Championship week gets the show rolling as college basketball begins to make its mark on the sports calendar. From the America East to the West Coast Conference, each conference will have their time to shine as they crown a champion over the week. Winning your conference tournament is special achievement as you are honored with a prized spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Below is a list of those teams which have earned an invitation to the years biggest dance.