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JUST A FEW WEEKS LEFT 'TIL THE MADNESS BEGINS
February 22, 2010

SCS.comDon Meyer is retiring after the season.

Never heard of him? You’re probably not alone. The first time I heard about Meyer, men’s college basketball’s all-time wins leader, was in 2008 when he suffered a nearly fatal car accident. He’s never coached at the Division I level but he did lead Lipscomb — back when it was an NAIA school — to a national championship and a dozen 30-win seasons.

My point here is not to pretend as if I’m an expert on Don Meyer’s career. I know almost nothing about the guy. However, he’s a perfect example of just how many diamonds-in-the-rough exist in the coaching business. So often, we focus only on the stardom of Tom Izzo, Bill Self, John Calipari, Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski. It’s so easy to forget about the sustained success of a mid-major coach like Dana Altman at Creighton or Bob McKillop at Davidson. There are so many coaches at every level, beginning with the high school ranks, that don’t have the ambition of Calipari but can still flat-out coach.

WEEKLY PREVIEW

GAMES TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Tennessee at Florida
Tuesday 8 p.m.

Could the Gators really miss the NCAA Tournament three seasons in a row after winning back-to-back championships? Tuesday might give us some insight into that answer.

Prediction: Tennessee 82, Florida 72

Illinois at Michigan
Tuesday 6 p.m.

Having lost two straight after a five-game winning streak, Illinois needs this one at Crisler Arena.

Prediction: Illinois 67, Michigan 55

Vermont at Stony Brook
Wednesday 6 p.m.

Stony Brook has come out of nowhere to challenge perennial AEC contender Vermont. Wednesday’s game decides first place.

Prediction: Stony Brook 65, Vermont 56

Dayton at Temple
Wednesday 6 p.m.

Dayton’s fellow A-10 members are improving their at-large chances—and a win at Temple would put the Flyers right in that conversation.

Prediction: Temple 77, Dayton 66

Texas A&M at Baylor
Wednesday 8 p.m.

These two teams once played a five-overtime game in Waco a few years ago. That won’t happen again, but Wednesday’s game is still worth watching.

Prediction: Baylor 82, Texas A&M 72

Xavier at Saint Louis
Wednesday 8 p.m.

The upstart Billikens are building for the future, having now won six straight games in the strong A-10.

Prediction: Saint Louis 66, Xavier 62

Oklahoma State at Texas
Wednesday 8 p.m.

Texas already won in Stillwater and needs to protect its home court to avoid further disaster this year.

Prediction: Texas 76, Oklahoma State 65

Last week’s prediction record: 6-2
Overall prediction record: 132-74

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