One minute into a phone conversation Wednesday, Johns Hopkins men's basketball coach Bill Nelson had to step away to accept congratulations from a passer-by on the team advancing to its first Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament since 1990.
"It's been busy," Nelson deadpanned.
The compliments have flooded the team's offices, locker room and social media platforms since the No. 15 Blue Jays edged Skidmore, 61-58, Saturday in the second round of the tournament at Goldfarb Gymnasium. Johns Hopkins (25-4) earned the right to play at No. 4 Babson (27-2) in Wellesley, Mass., Friday at 7:30 p.m.
After 25 years and eight tournament appearances, in which the...