Couple of offseason basketball stories to lead us off today:"
Brey, in an interview Monday with Sports Illustrated, said he'd like to see the ACC play a 20-game conference schedule, up from 18. The Big East was the first to move to 18 from 16.
"I'll never forget the argument," Brey told SI. "The Georgetown athletic director said, ‘We can't do that, because in those 32 (extra league) games, our teams will be 16-16, instead of in the non-league games we would be 28-4. It'll kill our RPI.'
"What it did was just the opposite. And you could almost say conspiracy theory a little bit in some of those years when we got 10 or 11 bids. It gave bubble teams yet another shot at a lot in league play in February. So I've actually said, ‘Let's play 20, man.'
Makes sense to me.
The two go back a long way and have now joined Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina's Roy Williams as Hall of Famers coaching in the Atlantic Coast Conference. It makes for good storytelling, and this week the ACC Digital Network posted a video clip with the four all talking at the same table.
UMass Lowell men's hoop coach Pat Duquette hires former Boston College guard Louis Hinnant as Director of Basketball Operations.
Boston College women's basketball will add Emmanuela (Ella) Awobajo and Kailey Edwards to the roster for next season as announced by head coach Erik Johnson this afternoon.
More draft buzz:
USNTDP forward Alex Tuch has the size of a prototypical power forward, and now his game is starting to match his impressive size.
And more press for Alejandro Bedoya:
Bedoya was flooded with messages of well wishes in the hours following Monday's triumph and could not disguise his delight.
"I woke up this morning and you look on Instagram and Twitter and you see the videos people have posted and the reaction in bars," Bedoya said. "I feed off it. It is awesome. We are part of this movement to grow soccer in the States and it is really cool."