Jon Teitel: After three years as an assistant at Iona you replaced your mentor Jim Valvano as head coach at age 28.
In the most recent installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series, CHN writer spent some time with Towson great Kurk Lee. After transferring in from Western Kentucky, Lee won two conference Player of the Year awards and remains the school's all-time leading free throw shooter.
You know it's March where there's midday college basketball to be discussed. Friday afternoon delivered just six games (one in progress) but there hasn't been a lack of drama. The Colonial, Missouri Valley and Southern conferences all had afternoon doubleheaders in their tournaments, with the MVC in the quarterfinals while the other two leagues are playing first round games today.
(8) Georgia State 58, (9) UNC Wilmington 52
With four teams legitimately battling for the CAA title, and top-notch players like Charles Jenkins and Chad Tomko on lesser teams, the CAA season should be one to remember.
The pairings are set for the 2009 CAA Men's Basketball Championship, which will be held March 6-9 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.