How Gillispie Hurt Mid-Majors' Chances

How Gillispie Hurt Mid-Majors' Chances

Delaware's Devon Saddler buried a 3-pointer with a little more than three minutes remaining, at which point Kansas State's Bruce Weber called a timeout to gather his Wildcats in what was now a one-possession game in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tipoff.

You know that Bosstones song we all remember from the late 1990s?

It was blaring through Madison Square Garden.

Have you ever had the odds stacked up so high/You need a strength most don't possess/Or has it ever come down to do or die/You've got to rise above the rest

The Blue Hen mascot was dancing on the court.

The Delaware alums were standing.

And it really was a cool moment for everybody connected to this Colonial Athletic Association school, which is why it's unfortunate that opportunities like these have nearly become non-existent. So add this to the list of things Billy Gillispie has screwed-up. Yes, Billy Clyde Gillispie pretty much ruined the earn-your-way-to-the-big-stage early season event when his Kentucky Wildcats lost to Gardner-Webb at Rupp Arena in the quarterfinals of the 2007 2K Sports College Hoops Classic and failed to advance to Madison Square Garden.

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