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Coaching Carousel Challenge

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 19:  Mark Turgeon, head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies, communicates with the team during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament against the Brigham Young Cougars at the Wachovia Center on March 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Paul SwaneySenior Analyst IApril 4, 2009

I tried a game the other night that didn't quite work in the format I presented it, but I thought you college basketball junkies would really like it. So...I'm trying again.

Here's the game: For those of you who know the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, then you'll pick up on this right away. Basically, you need to find a way to connect BYU to Winthrop through coaching carousel moves. Here's a simple form, so there's no confusion:


Start UW-Milwaukee

1 Tennessee

2 Marquette

Finish Arizona



1 Bruce Pearl was head coach at UW-Milwaukee & Tennessee

2 Kevin O'Neill coached at Tennessee and Marquette

Finish Kevin O'Neill coached at Marquette and Arizona

Now it's your turn. Name all of the connections in a post. Or, find a shorter path than I have laid out. Hope you find it fun and challenging...


Start BYU

1 Fresno State


3 Kansas State

4 Florida

5 Providence

6 Louisville

7 Memphis


9 Kentucky

10 Texas A&M

11 Wichita State

Finish Winthrop

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