Lamont Paris believes he's the perfect coach to bring South Carolina back to the NCAA Tournament. And he plans to do it in a hurry.
Paris' was hired Thursday, given a five-year deal worth $12 million and a mandate to take the Gamecocks to the Big Dance, where they've been just twice since 1998.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina and Chattanooga's Lamont Paris have reached a five-year deal for him to become the next men's basketball coach, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The result didn't make sense to Brad Underwood. For the better part of 39 minutes Friday night, the Illinois coach watched his fourth-seeded team chasing 13th-seeded Chattanooga.
The Southern Conference champion Mocs, with alum and Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens cheering them on, smothered Illini All-America center Kofi Cockburn.
A look at what’s happening in the NCAA Tournament today:
Former Kansas standout Silvio De Sousa has been to the NCAA Tournament and told his new Chattanooga teammates just how much fun playing in the postseason can be.
Now the Mocs are about the find out firsthand for themselves.