Lefty Driesell will find out Friday if he will become a finalist for the third time after making it that far in 2003, the year he retired from coaching. Should that happen, he will learn during this year's Final Four if he finally gets in.
Jim Valvano will be there in spirit Tuesday night when No. 6 Maryland (7-1) plays Connecticut (5-2) — the school that gave Valvano his first big-time coaching job as an assistant — in the featured game of the Jimmy V Classic.
It's hard to fathom what it must have been like for Dez Wells to emerge from beneath the weight of public suspicion and step into a sold-out basketball arena again and hear cheers and balls bouncing and bands playing.
ESPN¿s Dick Vitale said today that the impending snow storm expected to hit the Baltimore-Washington region means he won¿t be able to travel north as planned for the network¿s broadcast of Wednesday night¿s Maryland-North Carolina game.