Texas, Pittsburgh and the late-game failure 

March, 22, 2011

Texas LonghornsTom Pennington/Getty ImagesThe Longhorns' questionable late-game play cost them against Arizona.
"Dumb loses more games than smart wins." -- Bob Knight

I was a young assistant coach on Mike Krzyzewski's staff in 1992 for the Duke-Kentucky NCAA regional final in Philadelphia, the site of Christian Laettner's iconic shot. On that last play, Kentucky did not put a defender on the ball and allowed Laettner to catch the ball and shoot it for fear of fouling. That play has been dissected by me and countless others as an example of how to handle a late-game situation. I learned a ton from that play.