"To me, what I've always believed is the great coaches change with their personnel and change with their team," Tierney said. "What John has done with this team is one of the best. Fifteen or 20 years ago, if I would have said that they were a patient, intelligent, sharp-shooting team that plays the defense in the country and plays tight and relies on their defense in situations like they had in the last two games, it would have been almost blasphemous. But that is what John has done, and his staff, they're the same guys. Lelan does a great job with the defense, and what whose guys do with their kids and that talent just shows you. You come to a Final Four and you're looking at a Syracuse team that just plays a different style, but – guess what? – they're in the Final Four, and that's really important. They've beaten a lot of good teams this year, they've been in nine one-goal games, they know what it takes to persevere through ups and downs."