Recently CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with former Fairleigh Dickinson great Desi Wilson as part of his "Forgotten Legends" interview series. Wilson scored 1,902 points during his time at FDU and remains the school's all-time leading scorer. Wilson went on to play pro baseball in both the MLB and Japan before becoming a minor league hitting instructor.
Jon Teitel: In 1990 you led the conference with 22.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and was named conference POY. What did it mean to you to win such an outstanding individual honor?
In the most recent installment in his "Coaching Greats" series, CHN writer Jon Teitel caught up with former Central Connecticut State head coach Bill Detrick. During his time in New Britain Detrick, whose name now adorns the Blue Devils' home arena, won 468 games and helped the program transition to Division I.
Jon Teitel: You went to college at Central Connecticut State, where you played football, basketball and baseball. Which sport were you best at, and which one did you enjoy the most?
Day two of the Big East Championship features four teams looking to improve their chances of reaching the NCAA tournament, with the biggest game of the day being the first. Nine-seed Connecticut, who opener their tournament with an 81-67 win over DePaul on Tuesday, takes on eight-seed West Virginia with the winner likely locking up a tournament berth. These two teams met once during the regular season, a 64-57 UConn victory at the XL Center on January 9th, and with so much change over the nearly two months since that game there may not be a whole lot to take from it.
Missouri Valley - Title Game
#4 Illinois State vs. #2 Creighton, 2:00 p.m. (CBS)
LIU won at Sacred Heart by six (87-81) on January 5th and their meeting in Brooklyn was a wild 103-91 overtime track meet.
It may feel like it was only yesterday when college basketball fans were excited about the prospect of playing a game on an aircraft carrier, but the most important time of the season is here. Championship "Week" ("Fortnight" sounds more appropriate) begins on Monday, February 27th and won't end until Selection Sunday on March 11th.