Wow. I’d seen that Kevin Kuwik was back in the States on a two week leave from Iraq, and thought how cool it must be for he and his players to see each other on the eve of their MAC tournament. (Kuwik went to college with my brother, and is the assistant basketball coach at Ohio who was called back to active duty last fall, and has been in Iraq since the beginning of the year.)
You can watch him address his players for the first time all season here, or you can just read about how Ohio came back from 19 down in the second half to win by one over top-seeded Miami of Ohio to secure a berth in the NCAA tourney.
Friday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer has more on Kevin’s journey back to the States.
Good luck to Ohio in the tournament — I think I know who my Cinderella team is now!