Earlier Sunday CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Boston University head coach Patrick Chambers, who led the Terriers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002 with a 56-54 win over Stony Brook in the America East title game. Boston University avoided the first round in Dayton but they did not avoid the 16-line as they will face Kansas on Friday in Tulsa.
As part of his "Big Dance" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Oakland head coach Greg Kampe as his Golden Grizzlies will make their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Kampe's Golden Grizzlies dominated the Summit League, losing just one of their 18 league games to go along with a solid showing in their non-conference slate. Oakland drew a 13-seed with Texas being their first round matchup this week.
Jon Teitel: Your father Keith Sr. and uncle Hilton both played basketball in college, and your uncle Manny played 6 years in the ABA and NBA.
JT: Your scoring went up during each of your four years at Northern Colorado. How have you been able to improve from year to year?
Earlier today CHN writer spent a few minutes with Saint Peter's senior forward Jeron Belin as part of his "Big Dance" interview series. Belin, along with Ryan Bacon, Wesley Jenkins and Nick Leon, have been rewarded for buying into head coach John Dunne's program. The Peacocks last made the NCAA Tournament in 1995.
Jon Teitel: In 2009 you were named a First Team NJCAA Division II All-American. What did it mean to you to win such an outstanding honor?
Jon Teitel: Your nickname is "Tank". Who gave you the nickname and how do you like it?
Jon Teitel: You declared for the draft last spring before returning to school. Why did you decide to declare, and why did you decide to return?
Jon Teitel: You transferred from USF in 2008.