A battle between mid-majors turned out to be top-of-the-line games of the 2008 tournament. Western Kentucky was making its first NCAA appearance since 1995 and Drake hadn’t been there since 1971. For many of the game, WKU dominated and held 16-point lead. Then suddenly, Drake discovered one other gear and went on a second-half run. If the NHL jumped straight to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as some have speculated, it wouldn’t be a negative for the Vegas Golden Knights.
They grinded it out in OT to succeed in the Final Four for the primary time since 1984, and went on to win the National Championship. Duke was the defending National Champion and the No. 1-ranked team in America. The Blue Devils’ starting lineup featured 5 future NBA players, led by National Player of the Year Jay Williams. The Hoosiers had been a staff with one future NBA participant in … Read More