Coach’s Corner: Bracketbuster Weekend with Pat Knight

Coach Pat Knight enters his first season at Lamar University where he took over a struggling program that had not been to their conference tournament since 2008. Coach Knight previously was an Assistant under his legendary father Bobby Knight at Texas Tech, and also the head coach for three and a half seasons until last year. Lamar is currently 17-9, 8-4 in the Southland conference, and is already guaranteed a spot in their conference tournament this season.

George Mason will take on the Lamar Cardinals in the Patriot Center Saturday February 18th at 4 pm in the 10th annual Sears BracketBusters. The BracketBusters  matches the best “mid-major” programs against each other this weekend. Coach Knight discusses his teams chances against the high powered George Mason offense, and his great respect for the talent of senior Ryan Pearson.

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Coaches Corner: Interview with Towson Men’s Basketball Coach Pat Skerry

On Friday WGMU continued its Coaches Corner segment with an interview of the 1st year head coach of Towson, Pat Skerry. Coach Skerry took over a Towson squad that was 0-18 in the Colonial Athletic Association last season, winning just 4 games overall. The Towson Tigers have started this season 0-6, but they have faced two nationally ranked teams in Kansas and Michigan. He candidly says that even though the talent level may not necessarily be there to compete this season, the program at Towson is defiantly on the rise.

Coach Skerry notes throughout the interview that with the eventual completion of the state-of-the-art Tiger Arena in 2013, Towson will have the finest facility in the conference.  Coach Skerry goes on to say that even with only one scholarship senior on the team,  that he is very optimistic about the future of the program  because of what he describes as “possibly one of the best recruiting classes in the mid majors” coming to Towson next season.
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