A crowd packed into Baker Center Ballroom anxiously awaited the arrival of Saul Phillips Tuesday evening. A mixture of Ohio alumni and students had seen video and heard stories of just how energetic Phillips can be. They now wanted to experience it first-hand.
New coach's former team got into third round of Big Dance
Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus has named former North Dakota State University head coach Saul Phillips as the Bobcats' next men's basketball head coach. With seven years of head coaching experience, Phillips becomes the 18th head coach in OU history.
The stage may not be as big as he wanted it to be, but Ohio guard Javarez "Bean" Willis still flaunted his confidence in a way that most March legends do. It just happened to be Saturday afternoon at the Convo, a long way away from the "Big Dance."