Coaching Carousel Bracket Challenge

Paul SwaneySenior Analyst IApril 1, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 12:  Head Coach Buzz Williams of the Marquette Golden Eagles reacts on the sidelines during a game against the Villanova Wildcats during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

'Tis the season for two things: brackets and coaching changes.

As such, I challenge you, the reader, to connect the dots on the bracket of coaching connections a la six degrees of Kevin Bacon.

I have placed the challenge in bracket form so you college basketball junkies can comprehend what to do. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to connect the dots from top to bottom.

For example, find the connection between 1-16, then 16-8, and so on. For example, the 7-10 (Memphis/UMASS) connection is Calipari coached at both schools. There are 14 connections in all, moving from top to bottom. Good luck bleacher creatures; see how many you can name and respond with a post:

1  New Orleans

16 Marquette

8  Indiana

9  Army

5  Duke

12 Harvard

4  Michigan

13 Arizona State

3  Drake

14 Providence

6 Louisville

11 Kentucky

7  Memphis


2  Oklahoma State

15 Eastern Kentucky