Need Fresh Names in the Elite Eight
I was curious about how many Elite Eight appearances the remaining coaches have made after hearing the announcers mention Pitino's 10th trip and Roy's 11th. Looking it up, there won't be a single coach remaining making his first trip to the Elite Eight. Breaking it down (if there is a number with a slash, the front number is their total as it stands right now, the second is the total should they win tonight):
Roy Williams 11
Rick Pitino 10
John Calipari 7/8
Bill Self 6/7
Billy Donovan 5
Jim Boeheim 5
Thad Matta 3
Scott Drew 2 (really!)
Tom Crean 1/2
Mark Gottfried 1/2
We really need some fresh teams and coaches to break in.
For our sakes, I would like to nominate Fred Hoiberg for the list.
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