Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.
There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.
There’s no substitute for hard work.
There are one hundred and ninety nine ways to get beat, but only one way to win; get there first.
“Never give in, never, never, never! Never yield in any way great or small, except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Virginia – The Cavaliers advanced to their first Final Four since 1981 by knocking off three of the top four seeds in the East Bracket. Virginia lost in overtime to Houston in the National Semis, 49-47.
Penn State rode the hot shooting of All-Big 10 Joe and Jon Crispin to defeat UNC, 82-74. The Nittany Lions lost in the next round to No. 11 Temple. Jon Crispin later transferred to UCLA, while Joe has gone on to an NBA career.
Old Dominion – The ’95 Colonial Athletic Association champs outlasted No. 3 Villanova, 89-81, in a memorable triple overtime, first round contest. The Monarchs were coached by Jeff Capel Sr., father of former Duke PG Jeff Capel, who coached Virginia Commonwealth into the NCAAs in 2004.
Who could forget N.C. State head coach Jimmy Valvano and his mad dash to find a player to hug just after the buzzer sounded? The Wolfpack truly shocked the world when Lorenzo Charles dunked a Dereck Whittenburg heave from 30 feet as time expired, giving the Wolfpack a 54-52 national championship win. Valvano later died of cancer, but not before he helped create the ‘Jimmy V Fund’, which raised tens of millions of dollars for cancer research. In the words of Jimmy, “Don’t ever give up!”