He takes care of everything. I worked with him for two years. "Everything he does is what I do".
Villanova is 7-3 in NCAA Tournament opening round games since 2000 but has fared less well in second round matchups since advancing to the NCAA Final Four in 2009, dropping three such contests in the past six seasons.
Now Larranaga has Miami (27-7) in the Sweet 16 for only the third time for a program that has never gone any further.
"When you get to the Sweet 16, final eight, Final Four, that kind of goes away", Wright said Wednesday of not wanting to coach against friends or former assistants. Wright knows none of this would be possible without his second self, the 6-foot-3 kid whose last name sounds like both a first and last. A win will send them to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. "But I learned so much from him". Despite losing out on the ACC Sixth Man of the Year award this year to Isaiah Hicks of North Carolina, Newton averaged 10.8 points per game and was called the best sixth man in the country earlier this year by legendary commentator Dick Vitale. He hit 37.5 percent of his 3-point attempts. Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon gave 'Nova trouble as well, finishing with 20 points and a flawless 12-for-12 mark from the free throw line.
"I'm calmer now than when I first became a head coach", he said. "Basketball is a game of runs... and we made just enough plays to win the game".
This will be the fourth game between the coaches, with Wright winning twice. I think one of the things that we're going to have to do to stop them is not show them any space, show them our bodies and our triangles so that they don't see the space to be able to drive into the paint.
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Villanova was one of the more impressive teams over the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, while Miami (Fla.) squeaked out a pair of victories en route to the Sweet 16.
"We went to their team camp when he was at Hofstra", recalled Fisher, who went to Penn State, where he served as a student manager.
They first crossed paths when Wright coached Hofstra and Larranaga coached Bowling Green.
Miami hasn't played Villanova since 2004, but they're no strangers. "And usually, when you get to this point, it's guys you know".
The way Arcidiacono plays is the way Wright "wants a Villanova basketball player to be", he said, "and he thinks that that's the way he wanted to be as a player". The high school senior was ranked in the top 50 by every recruiting site and seemed like the ideal fit for the Hurricanes. Kansas, which is now going on two months since its last loss, is incredibly balanced on both ends of the floor, with stars in Wayne Selden on the wing and Perry Ellis down low, and it will present Maryland arguably its toughest defensive challenge of the season. Larranaga has the edge in their only NCAA Tournament meeting in 2011 when he was with George Mason.