JMU must cope with Goins' arrest and suspension
Mon, 18 Mar 2013|
CSN Washington dot com -- gotta talk about the big dance is the head Coach Gary Williams coach. Distractions come in all shapes and sizes but this is a pretty big -- how do you deal or something like this as a head coach. Mike. This is what you fear every time that phone rings after 10 o'clock at night it's never good news. And obviously what you try to do in this situation and say. We sought to stay tough we've been a good team this year we can stay doing what we're doing. But that the players you're 181920. Years old days they get distracted there's there's no doubt about it and so this is the worse things could happen. In terms of going to the instantly -- What appears to make it worse is you're talking about a team that. Does that make the tournament on a regular basis this is a rare appearance for them they finally do and then they have to do with this. You that you would like to think the players who understand that and not be selfish because if this is self -- done -- releases its about you going now for whatever. And so. Why would you do you know why would you can you say that but then you know you realize you're dealing with -- young people. So. When you have to do in this situation is just rally the troops and tried to use this. As a reason why we should really get ready to play -- -- if he can do that but that's we try to do it. While another team that won their conference tournament to make the big dance is liberty and the Flames we'll get under way. On Wednesday night against North Carolina and C champions of the big south. They're making their first NCAA tournament appearances 2004. And in search of their first ever win at the big dance I told him in January so there's going to be a story. In march. Of somebody. There is every year of the Cinderella story or that feel good story of march and -- -- why couldn't be us just think if if it was us after losing eight games in a road start the year and we're in the dance and they kind of embrace that -- an -- started -- Wada. Liberty will face North Carolina a and T in their play in game -- is a huge opportunity for school like liberty. How do you approach this and is it different if you're smaller school who most would say failing to be here. The great thing is because of the NCAA where there politically Chris collect. Goon squad degrees out there but this is the first round of the NCAA tournament this is in a plane and get him. It is a -- game but it's out of playing games so. Liberty to win this game and that's how they go look at it I mean you're a role they won you know their conference tournament poker with a record is they get into the instantly torn. That's how they have to feel they have to go win really. Feel good about themselves and knowing that they can be won in oh in the NCAA tournament. Your guy that's one of the highest levels and you've been in the locker room and say hey we can win this thing. But have you ever been a situation where you said. Just go -- have a good time. Yeah our guys. I've said in any I've been in games where we've been when I was an American you you know you you're 20 point underdog morning regain their. You say look here's have a room and gave you guys just have to go out there and play. Like it's a fun time -- -- some papers the pressure's on them because they're supposed to -- despite -- So use that to our advantage and have a good time and then we lost by pointing at the trip -- if that at. But at a good time they had a good. I would talk about Georgetown VCU Virginia and Maryland the talk went up later in the show for the head coach. CSN Washington dot com.