By Peter Brennan
This may be Coach K’s final Sweet 16 after a glorious run at Duke that includes five national titles and 12 Final 4 appearances.
But he’s only the seventh-best coach in this Sweet 16, according to USA Today:
1. Jay Wright, Villanova
Strange, but true:
There was a time when Wright was considered a bit of a March Madness underachiever.
After breaking through for his first Final Four in 2009, Villanova went six straight years without reaching the Sweet 16, including three second-round losses as a No. 1 or No. 2 seed.
But two national titles later, Villanova has arguably been the nation’s most clutch program, playing with the same cool confidence Wright exudes on the sideline.
Tournament games often come down to which team can execute easy offense late, and Villanova routinely gets good shots because of their patience and clarity in what they want.