Final thoughts from San Antonio
April, 8, 2008
SAN ANTONIO -- A few nuggets before leaving Tuesday: • One of the most bizarre sightings at the national title game was seeing North Carolina coach Roy Williams sitting in the stands with his family, wearing a black shirt and what looked like a Kansas Jayhawk patch. But that just shows you how genuine Williams can be. He said countless times how much he loves Kansas as well as North Carolina after spending 15 seasons there as head coach. He said his campers can only wear KU and UNC gear. So his coming to the title game, just two days after losing a game he expected to win, not to mention one in which the Tar Heels were down a stunning 28 points, deserves plenty of credit as a class move. • Kansas associate athletic director Larry Keating was beaming on the streets of San Antonio Tuesday, and rightfully so. The last time a team blew a title game like this Keating was on the other side of the ledger -- in 1989. Keating was the athletic director at Seton Hall when Rumeal Robinson of Michigan hit free throws to beat the Pirates, 80-79 in overtime of the title game in Seattle.