Billy Donovan loves coaching and living for the moment. He's not one for big reflection or talk of his accomplishments. But outside the previous trips to the Final Four and games with the national title on the line, seems to me no game has meant more to how we'll perceive Billy Donovan than the one he'll coach against Michigan on Sunday afternoon.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- Bright lights, dunk city ... clunk city.
The darlings of this tournament, the latest and most unexpected team to add to the mythos of what March magic can be, is now no more. Florida Gulf Coast was beaten soundly by its big-conference brethren to the north.
On Sunday vs. No. 11 Minnesota, Florida guard Mike Rosario had the right mindset, and as a result, he scored a season-high 25 points and tied his career-best with six 3-pointers to lead the third-seeded Gators into the Sweet 16 with a 78-64 win.
There have been countless visions that Kentucky coach John Calipari has witnessed this season that have made him cringe. Freshman Archie Goodwin driving into a crowd without purpose, fellow frosh Alex Poythress playing without intensity, point guard Ryan Harrow getting abused on both ends of the court and Kyle Wiltjer trying to guard just about anyone. However, this was the one he couldn't handle.