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    Here are the complete 2011 Men’s Final Four Notes courtesy of the NCAA:

    MILESTONE GAME

    The 2011 championship game to be played on April 4 will be the 2,900th all-time game in the NCAA tournament.

     

    Men’s Final Four Appearances for Institutions

    School        Appearances                                  Final Four                                 Record     Championships

    Butler                   2                                            2010, 2011                                     1-1

    Connecticut          4                                  1999, 2004, 2009, 2011                           4-1            1999, 2004

    Kentucky            14                       1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966                17-6 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958

    1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011                   1978, 1996, 1998

    VCU                    0                                                 None                                         0-0

    Men’s Final Four Appearances for Head Coaches

    Coach, School             Appearances                            Final Four                     Record     Championships

    Brad Stevens, Butler              2                                      2010, 2011                         1-1

    Jim Calhoun, Connecticut      4                            1999, 2004, 2009, 2011               4-1            1999, 2004

    John Calipari, Kentucky        3              1996 (*Massachusetts), 2008 (*Memphis)

    Kentucky (2011)                   *1-2

    Shaka Smart, VCU                0                                           None                             0-0

     

    *- Calipari’s Final Four appearances, wins and losses were later vacated by the Committee on Infractions.

    Head Coaches that have coached Three Different Teams

    to the Final Four

    Coach                         First Team                             Second Team                         Third Team

    Rick Pitino                  Providence                              Kentucky                                Louisville

    John Calipari               *Massachusetts                       *Memphis                               Kentucky

    *- Calipari’s Final Four appearances later vacated

     

    Youngest Coaches at the Final Four since 1972

    Coach                         School                Final Four            YY-MM-DDAge*

    Bob Knight                 Indiana                    1973                          32-4-29

    Brad Stevens               Butler                      2010                          33-5-11

    Shaka Smart                VCU                       2011                         33-11-24

    Hugh Durham             Florida St.               1972                          34-4-27

    Brad Stevens               Butler                      2011                          34-5-10

    Rick Pitino                  Providence              1987                          34-6-10

    Billy Donavan             Florida                     2000                          34-10-1

    Denny Crum               Louisville                1972                          35-0-21

     

    *Age based on the day the coach’s team first played in the Final Four.

     

    Many coaches’ birth dates before 1972 are missing, but here are the youngest of those that could be found:

    Coach                         School                Final Four           YY-MM-DD Age*

    Ray Meyer                  DePaul                    1943                           29-3-7

    Branch McCracken     Indiana                    1940                          31-9-14

    Harold Foster              Wisconsin                1941                          34-9-22

    Howard Hobson         Oregon                    1939                          35-8-17

    Don Haskins               UTEP                      1966                           36-8-4

    TWO LESS THAN ONE

    On April 2 when Butler meets VCU, the combined ages of the two head coaches will be 68 years, 5 months and 4 days old. In the next game that day, Jim Calhoun’s Connecticut team will face Kentucky. Calhoun’s age on that day will be 68 years, 10 months and 22 days old.

     

    COULD BE THE OLDEST

    If Connecticut wins the championship on Monday, coach Jim Calhoun, at an age of 68 years, 10 months and 24 days old, would become the oldest ever to win the NCAA title. Currently, Phog Allen of Kansas is listed as the oldest when the Jayhawks won in 1952 and Allen was 66 years, 4 months and 8 days old.

     

    Close Games in the 2011 Tournament

    Most close games in a tournament, with close games being decided by three or fewer points or overtime(s):

     

    (Note that all overtime games are included regardless of scoring margin)

     

    1990: 24

    1998: 19

    2010: 19

    2011: 19

    1985: 18

    2003: 18

    2004: 18

    1983: 17

    1984: 17

     

    If you just take all games decided by three or fewer points, regardless if they were decided in regulation or overtime:

     

    1990: 23

    1985: 18

    1984: 17

    2010: 17

    1983: 16

    1998: 16

    2003: 16

    2004: 16

    2011: 16

    NON-BCS

    The Horizon League is represented in the Men’s Final Four for the second straight year by Butler. The League joins the Big West (UNLV 1990-91), Missouri Valley (Cincinnati 1961-62) and West Coast (San Francisco 1955-56) conferences as the only non-BCS conferences to send a member to consecutive Men’s Final Fours.

     

    Teams that have made back-to-back Men’s Final Fours

    Ohio St. (1944, 1945 and 1946)

    Oklahoma St. (1945 and 1946)

    Holy Cross (1947 and 1948)

    Kentucky (1948 and 1949)

    Illinois (1951 and 1952)

    Kansas (1952 and 1953)

    La Salle (1954 and 1955)

    San Francisco (1955, 1956 and 1957)

    California (1959 and 1960)

    Cincinnati (1959, 1960, 1961 and 1962)

    Ohio St. (1960, 1961 and 1962)

    Duke (1963 and 1964)

    UCLA (1964 and 1965)

    Michigan (1964 and 1965)

    North Carolina (1967, 1968 and 1969)

    UCLA (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976)

    North Carolina (1981 and 1982)

    Louisville (1982 and 1983)

    Houston (1982, 1983, 1984)

    Georgetown (1984 and 1985)

    Duke (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)

    UNLV (1990 and 1991)

    Michigan (1992 and 1993) – Later vacated

    Arkansas (1994 and 1995)

    Kentucky (1996, 1997 and 1998)

    North Carolina (1997 and 1998)

    Michigan St. (1999, 2000 and 2001)

    Maryland (2001 and 2002)

    Kansas (2002 and 2003)

    Florida (2006 and 2007)

    UCLA (2006, 2007 and 2008)

    Michigan St. (2009 and 2010)

    Butler (2010 and 2011)

    Teams that have played in back-to-back Championship Games

    Oklahoma St.  (1945 and 1946)

    Kansas (1952 and 1953)

    La Salle (1954 and 1955)

    San Francisco (1955 and 1956)

    California (1959 and 1960)

    Ohio St. (1960, 1961 and 1962)

    North Carolina (1981 and 1982)

    Georgetown (1984 and 1985)

    UCLA (1964 and 1965)

    UCLA (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973)

    North Carolina (1981 and 1982)

    Houston (1983 and 1984)

    Duke (1990, 1991 and 1992)

    Michigan (1992 and 1993) – Later vacated

    Arkansas (1994 and 1995)

    Kentucky (1996, 1997 and 1998)

    Florida (2006 and 2007)

    Teams that have made it back to the Men’s Final Four after losing in National Championship Game the previous year

    Ohio St. (1962)

    North Carolina (1969)

    North Carolina (1982)

    Houston (1984)

    Duke (1991)

    Michigan (1993)

    Butler (2011)

    Teams that have played in the national championship game after losing in the National Championship Game the previous year

    Ohio St. (1962)

    North Carolina (1982)

    Duke (1991)

    Michigan (1993)

    Kentucky (1998)

    Teams that have made won the national championship the year after finishing as the National Runners-up

    North Carolina (1982)

    Duke (1991)

    Kentucky (1998)

    Back-to-back Final Fours

    Butler is the first institution from the state of Indiana to make back-to-back Men’s Final Fours.

    beating #1 seeds

    Butler is the third team in NCAA Tournament history to beat a No. 1 seed before the Final Four in consecutive years (Syracuse -2010/Pittsburgh – 2011), and the first two were seeded third or better.  UCLA beat No. 1 seeds in 2006 and 2007 as a No. 2 seed, while Duke turned in wins over a top-seeded team in 1988, 1989 and 1990.  The Blue Devils were a No. 2 seed in 1988 and 1989 and a No. 3 seed in 1990.

    go west young man

    This is Connecticut’s fourth Men’s Final Four appearance. What ties all four appearances (1999, 2004, 2009 and 2011) together? West Region…All four trips to the Men’s Final Four went through the West Region.

    No #1 and #2 SEEDS

    This marks only the third Men’s Final Four since seeding started in 1979 that no #1 seeds will be playing in the Men’s Final Four. The other two years were 1980 (#2 Louisville, #5 Iowa, #6 Purdue and #8 UCLA) and 2006 (#2 UCLA, #3 Florida, #4 LSU and #11 George Mason).

    This is the first ever Men’s Final Four that no #1 or #2 seeds are playing in the Men’s Final Four.

    FIRST FOUR to the Final Four

    Because VCU was a participant in the inaugural First Four, the Rams have become the first team to have played five tournament games before reaching the Final Four. VCU defeated teams from the Pac-10 (USC), Big East (Georgetown), Big Ten (Purdue), ACC (Florida St.) and Big 12 (Kansas) to reach its first Final Four.

    HIGHEST ACCUMULATED SEEDS

    The four participants’ combined seeds add up to the highest accumulated number in the history of the Men’s Final Four. The four combined seeds total 26.

    2011 – #3 Connecticut, #4 Kentucky, #8 Butler, #11 VCU

    The previous high was 22 in 2000 (#1 Michigan St., #5 Florida, #8 North Carolina and #8 Wisconsin).

    HIGHEST ACCUMULATED SEEDS, part 2

    When #8 Butler meets #11 VCU on April 2 in Houston, the combined seeds add up to the highest accumulated number in the history of the Men’s Final Four to play each other. The two combined seeds total 19.

    The previous high was 14 in 1980 and 2006.

    #8 UCLA defeated #6 Purdue, 67-62, on March 22, 1980.

    #3 Florida defeated #11 George Mason, 73-58, on April 1, 2006.

     

    LOWEST SEED to play in the national championship game

    1980 – #2 Louisville over #8 UCLA, 59-54

    1985 – #8 Villanova over #1 Georgetown, 66-64

    If VCU beats Butler, the Rams will be the lowest seed ever in the national championship game. If Butler beats VCU, the Bulldogs will tie the mark.

    No matter who beats who in the national semifinals, the 2011 championship game on April 4 will feature the highest accumulated seeds ever in the title game.

    #11 seeds to make the Men’s Final Four (3)

    1986 – LSU

    2006 – George Mason

    2011 – VCU

    #8 seeds to make the Men’s Final Four (5)

    1980 – UCLA

    1984 – Villanova

    2000 – North Carolina and Wisconsin

    2011 – Butler

     

    THE BIG EAST

    The Big East Conference has a member institution in the Men’s Final Four for the third straight year. Overall, the Big East has had a school(s) in the Men’s Final Four eight times since 2003.

    2011 – Connecticut

    2010 – West Virginia

    2009 – Connecticut and Villanova

    2007 – Georgetown

    2005 – Louisville

    2004 – Connecticut

    2003 – Syracuse

    Most Men’s Final Four Appearances by Conferences since 2000

    Big Ten (9)

    2000 – Michigan St. and Wisconsin

    2001 – Michigan St.

    2002 – Indiana

    2005 – Illinois and Michigan St.

    2007 – Ohio St.

    2009 – Michigan St.

    2010 – Michigan St.

    Atlantic Coast (9)

    2000North Carolina

    2001 – Duke and Maryland

    2002 – Maryland

    2004 – Georgia Tech

    2005 – North Carolina

    2008 – North Carolina

    2009 – North Carolina

    2010 – Duke

    Big East (8)

    2003 – Syracuse

    2004 – Connecticut

    2005 – Louisville

    2007 – Georgetown

    2009 – Connecticut and Villanova

    2010 – West Virginia

    2011 – Connecticut


    Big 12 (6)

    2002 – Kansas and Oklahoma

    2003 – Kansas and Texas

    2004 – Oklahoma St.

    2008 – Kansas

    Pac-10 (4)

    2001Arizona

    2006 – UCLA

    2007 – UCLA

    2008 – UCLA

    Southeastern (4)

    2000 – Florida

    2006 – Florida and LSU

    2007 – Florida

    Conference USA (2)

    2003 – Marquette

    2008 – Memphis

    Colonial Athletic Association (2)

    2006 – George Mason

    2011 – VCU

    Horizon League (2)

    2010 – Butler

    2011 – Butler

    Bold – National Champion

    Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams from the Same School in the Final Four the Same Year

     

    1983          Georgia

    1999          Duke

    2002          Oklahoma

    2003          Texas

    2004          Connecticut

    2005          Michigan State

    2006          LSU

    2009          Connecticut

    2011          Connecticut – the women’s team plays on Tuesday to try to advance to the Final Four.

     


    LOTS OF GAMES

    VCU enters the Men’s Final Four with a 28-11 record while Connecticut is 30-9. So both teams will be playing their 40th game of the season on Saturday. That will tie the modern record (since 1948), which has been done seven times. Previous teams with 40 games in a season are Duke, 1986 (37-3) and 2010 (35-5); UNLV, 1990 (35-5); Kentucky, 1997 (35-5); Florida, 2007 (35-5); Kansas, 2008 (37-3); and Memphis, 2008 (38-2), although Memphis was later vacated by the Committee on Infractions.

     

    If VCU or Connecticut advance to the final game, it will be the most games played in a season since Oregon played 45 games in 1945 as the Ducks went 30-15.

     

    Neither Kentucky (29-8) nor Butler (27-9) can reach the 40-game plateau this season.

     

    WIN STREAKS

    Each of the 2011 Men’s Final Four teams have a winning streak of at least five games. This is the first time that has happened since 1983. This year’s schools have streaks of 13 (Butler), 9 (Connecticut), 9 (Kentucky) and 5 (VCU). In 1983, the schools entered the Men’s Final Four with streaks of 25 (Houston), Louisville (16), North Carolina State (8) and Georgia (7).

     

     

    TOURNAMENT STATS

    The updated tournament statistical leaders can be found at:

    http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_basketball_champs_records/2011/d1/html/confstat.htm

     

    SEASON STATS

    The updated season statistical leaders can be found at:

    http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/rankings?sportCode=MBB


    2011 All-Regional Teams

    East

    *Brandon Knight, Kentucky

    Josh Harrellson, Kentucky

    DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky

    Harrison Barnes, North Carolina

    Tyler Zeller, North Carolina

    Southeast

    * Shelvin Mack, Butler

    Matt Howard, Butler

    Kenny Boynton, Florida

    Vernon Macklin, Florida

    Alex Tyus, Florida

    Southwest

    *Jamie Skeen, VCU

    Marcus Morris, Kansas

    Bradford Burgess, VCU

    Joey Rodriguez, VCU

    Brandon Rozzell, VCU

    West

    *Kemba Walker, Connecticut

    Jesse Perry, Arizona

    Derrick Williams, Arizona

    Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut

    Kyrie Irving, Duke

     

    *Most Outstanding Player

     

     

    2011 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ATTENDANCE

     

    Round                                    Site                                     Attendance

    First                                         Dayton, OH                             10,025

    Dayton, OH                             10,192

    Total                                         20,217

     

    Second                                    Charlotte, NC                          16,829

    Charlotte, NC                          16,852

    Chicago, IL                              17,352

    Chicago, IL                              17,369

    Cleveland, OH                         20,164

    Cleveland, OH                         20,164

    Denver, CO                              18,499

    Denver, CO                              19,216

    Tampa, FL                                14,835

    Tampa, FL                                15,504

    Tucson, AZ                              10,101

    Tucson, AZ                              10,293

    Tulsa, OK                                 12,631

    Tulsa, OK                                 14,353

    Washington, DC                      17,578

    Washington, DC                      17,706

    Totals                                     259,446

     

    Third                                       Charlotte, NC                          18,329

    Chicago, IL                              18,146

    Cleveland, OH                         20,164

    Denver, CO                              19,328

    Tampa, FL                                17,771

    Tucson, AZ                              11,267

    Tulsa, OK                                 15,839

    Washington, DC                      18,684

    139,528

     

    Regional Semifinals                Anaheim, CA                           17,890

    New Orleans, LA                     12,320

    Newark, NJ                              18,343

    *San Antonio, TX                    14,566

    63,119

     

    Regional Finals                       Anaheim, CA                           17,856

    New Orleans, NO                    12,139

    Newark, NJ                              18,278

    *San Antonio, TX                    14,299

    62,572

     

    National Semifinals                 *Houston, TX

    National Final                         *Houston, TX

     

    Total Attendance                   544,882

    Average Per Session                15,568

    *Dome

     

    2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Field

    2011 NCAA Tournament                                                                        Pre-Tourney                  Tourney             Final                           Conference

    Seed        School                                 Conference                  How          W       L          Pct.          W     L            W       L          Pct.      W       L    Fin.

    15        Akron                                  Mid-American (E)              Q          23      12                       .657      0              1      23            13   .639        9        7  T3d

    16        Alabama St.                         Southwestern                     Q          17      17                       .500      0              1      17            18   .486      11        7   4th

    5        Arizona                               Pacific-10                            L          27        7                       .794      3              1      30              8   .789      14        4   1st

    13        Belmont                               Atlantic Sun                       Q          30        4                       .882      0              1      30              5   .857      19        1   1st

    16        Boston U.                            America East                      Q          21      13                       .618      0              1      21            14   .600      12        4  2nd

    14        Bucknell                              Patriot                                 Q          25        8                       .758      0              1      25              9   .735      13        1   1st

    8        Butler                                 Horizon                             Q          23        9                       .719      4              0      27              9   .750      13        5 T1st

    3        BYU                                   Mountain West                   L          30        4                       .882      2              1      32              5   .865      14        2 T1st

    6        Cincinnati                            Big East                              L          25        8                       .758      1              1      26              9   .743      11        7 T6th

    12        Clemson                              Atlantic Coast                     L          21      11                       .656      1              1      22            12   .647        9        7  T3d

    3        Connecticut                       Big East                             Q          26        9                       .743      4              0      30              9   .769        9        9 T9th

    1        Duke                                   Atlantic Coast                     Q          30        4                       .882      2              1      32              5   .865      13        3  2nd

    2        Florida                                 Southeastern (E)                 L          26        7                       .788      3              1      29              8   .784      13        3   1st

    10        Florida St.                           Atlantic Coast                     L          21      10                       .677      2              1      23            11   .676      11        5   3rd

    8        George Mason                    Colonial                              L          26        6                       .813      1              1      27              7   .794      16        2   1st

    6        Georgetown                        Big East                              L          21      10                       .677      0              1      21            11   .656      10        8   8th

    10        Georgia                               Southeastern (E)                 L          21      11                       .656      0              1      21            12   .636        9        7  T3d

    11        Gonzaga                              West Coast                         Q          24        9                       .727      1              1      25            10   .714      11        3 T1st

    16        Hampton                             Mid-Eastern                       Q          24        8                       .750      0              1      24              9   .727      11        5 T2nd

    9        Illinois                                 Big Ten                               L          19      13                       .594      1              1      20            14   .588        9        9 T4th

    14        Indiana St.                           Missouri Valley                 Q          20      13                       .606      0              1      20            14   .588      12        6   3rd

    1        Kansas                                Big 12                                Q          32        2                       .941      3              1      35              3   .921      14        2   1st

    5        Kansas St.                           Big 12                                 L          22      10                       .688      1              1      23            11   .676      10        6  T3d

    4        Kentucky                           Southeastern (E)              Q          25        8                       .758      4              0      29              8   .784      10        6 2nd

    15        Long Island                         Northeast                            Q          27        5                       .844      0              1      27              6   .818      16        2   1st

    4        Louisville                            Big East                              L          25        9                       .735      0              1      25            10   .714      12        6  T3d

    11        Marquette                            Big East                              L          20      14                       .588      2              1      22            15   .595        9        9 T9th

    12        Memphis                             Conference USA                Q          25        9                       .735      0              1      25            10   .714      10        6   4th

    8        Michigan                             Big Ten                               L          20      13                       .606      1              1      21            14   .600        9        9 T4th

    10        Michigan St.                        Big Ten                               L          19      14                       .576      0              1      19            15   .559        9        9 T4th

    11        Missouri                              Big 12                                 L          23      10                       .697      0              1      23            11   .676        8        8 T5th

    13        Morehead St.                       Ohio Valley                        Q          24        9                       .727      1              1      25            10   .714      13        5 T2nd

    2        North Carolina                    Atlantic Coast                     L          26        7                       .788      3              1      29              8   .784      14        2   1st

    15        Northern Colo.                    Big Sky                              Q          21      10                       .677      0              1      21            11   .656      13        3   1st

    2        Notre Dame                         Big East                              L          26        6                       .813      1              1      27              7   .794      14        4  2nd

    13        Oakland                               Summit                               Q          25        9                       .735      0              1      25            10   .714      17        1   1st

    1        Ohio St.                               Big Ten                              Q          31        2                       .939      2              1      33              3   .917      16        2   1st

    9        Old Dominion                     Colonial                              Q          27        6                       .818      0              1      27              7   .794      14        4 T2nd

    10        Penn St.                               Big Ten                               L          19      13                       .594      0              1      19            14   .576        9        9 T4th

    1        Pittsburgh                            Big East                              L          27        5                       .844      1              1      28              6   .824      15        3   1st

    13        Princeton                             Ivy                                      Q          25        6                       .806      0              1      25              7   .781      12        2 T1st

    3        Purdue                                 Big Ten                               L          25        7                       .781      1              1      26              8   .765      14        4  2nd

    12        Richmond                            Atlantic 10                          Q          27        7                       .794      2              1      29              8   .784      13        3   3rd

    2        San Diego St.                      Mountain West                   Q          32        2                       .941      2              1      34              3   .919      14        2 T1st

    11        Southern California             Pacific-10                            L          19      14                       .576      0              1      19            15   .559      10        8 T4th

    6        St. John’s (NY)                   Big East                              L          21      11                       .656      0              1      21            12   .636      12        6  T3d

    14        St. Peter’s                            Metro Atlantic                    Q          20      13                       .606      0              1      20            14   .588      11        7   4th

    3        Syracuse                              Big East                              L          26        7                       .788      1              1      27              8   .771      12        6  T3d

    7        Temple                                Atlantic 10                          L          25        7                       .781      1              1      26              8   .765      14        2   4th

    9        Tennessee                            Southeastern (E)                 L          19      14                       .576      0              1      19            15   .559        8        8   5th

    4        Texas                                   Big 12                                 L          27        7                       .794      1              1      28              8   .778      13        3  2nd

    7        Texas A&M                        Big 12                                 L          24        8                       .750      0              1      24              9   .727      10        6  T3d

    12        UAB                                   Conference USA                L          22        8                       .733      0              1      22              9   .710      12        4   1st

    16        UALR                                 Sun Belt (W)                      Q          19      16                       .543      0              1      19            17   .528        7        9   5th

    15        UC Santa Barbara               Big West                            Q          18      13                       .581      0              1      18            14   .563        8        8 T4th

    7        UCLA                                 Pacific-10                            L          22      10                       .688      1              1      23            11   .676      13        5  2nd

    16        UNC Asheville                   Big South                           Q          19      13                       .594      1              1      20            14   .588      11        7   3rd

    8        UNLV                                 Mountain West                   L          24        8                       .750      0              1      24              9   .727      11        5   3rd

    12        Utah St.                               Western Athletic                 Q          30        3                       .909      0              1      30              4   .882      15        1   1st

    16        UTSA                                 Southland (W)                    Q          19      13                       .594      1              1      20            14   .588        9        7  T3d

    5        Vanderbilt                           Southeastern (E)                 L          23      10                       .697      0              1      23            11   .676        9        7  T3d

    11        VCU                                   Colonial                             L          23      11                       .676      5              0      28            11   .718      12        6  4th

    9        Villanova                             Big East                              L          21      11                       .656      0              1      21            12   .636        9        9 T9th

    7        Washington                         Pacific-10                           Q          23      10                       .697      1              1      24            11   .686      11        7   3rd

    5        West Virginia                      Big East                              L          20      11                       .645      1              1      21            12   .636      11        7 T6th

    4        Wisconsin                           Big Ten                               L          23        8                       .742      2              1      25              9   .735      13        5   3rd

    14        Wofford                              Southern (S)                       Q          21      12                       .636      0              1      21            13   .618      14        4 T1st

    6        Xavier                                 Atlantic 10                          L          24        7                       .774      0              1      24              8   .750      15        1   1st

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.