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Long Shots
Long Shots (4 Formats) ›
Foreword by Jay Bilas, By Dana O'Neil
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781629374598

Published Feb 2017

31 years after the Perfect Game – Villanova’s shocking national championship upset over Georgetown – Nova struck again with the Perfect Shot, taking down North Carolina in one of the most thrilling finishes in sports history. The shot and second national title in school history were the culmination of 15 years of Coach Jay Wright painstakingly building the unheralded program, through ups and downs, heartbreak and triumph. In Long Shots: Jay Wright, Villanova, and College Basketball’s Most Unlikely Champion, ESPN senior writer Dana O’Neil uses exclusive access to Coach Wright and Nova basketball to delve into the inner-workings of a championship program. In the spirit of A Season on the Brink, O’Neil not only explores behind-the-scenes of the historic 2015-2016 NCAA championship season but also the improbable path that the Nova program took to college basketball immortality. In overcoming a disappointing NCAA Tournament track record, the breakup of the Big East conference as we knew it, and Nova’s underdog status among traditional college hoops powerhouses, Jay Wright and his team provided the blueprint for how a “have-not” can prevail over the blue bloods the right way – the Villanova Basketball Way.
Unbreakable
Unbreakable (4 Formats) ›
By The Louisville Cardinal, Introduction by Billy Reed
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781600788871

Published Apr 2013

Louisville's win over Michigan in the 2013 NCAA championship game was the culmination of a basketball season few Cardinal fans will ever forget, and this commemorative book takes fans through the team's amazing journey, from their "Battle of the Bluegrass" win over Kentucky to the final seconds in Atlanta. Led by a backcourt featuring "Russdiculous" Russ Smith and star point guard Peyton Siva, Coach Rick Pitino's squad dominated the Big East, winning both the regular season and Big East Tournament championships and earned the top seed in the NCAA tournament. Louisville then stormed past North Carolina A&T, Colorado State, Oregon, and Duke to reach the Final Four for the second consecutive season. Guard Kevin Ware's gruesome leg injury against Duke inspired the team's triumphant performance in the Final Four, when a comeback win over Wichita State set up the title game matchup against the Wolverines. Adding to the school's memorable season, the Louisville women's basketball team upset top-seeded Baylor and also reached the NCAA championship game. Unbreakable: Louisville's Inspired 2013 Championship Run is packed with unique analysis from the U of L's independent student newspaper, stunning action photography, and in-depth profiles of Pitino, Smith, Siva, Ware, Luke Hancock, and Gorgui Dieng. Also included is a special section on Coach Jeff Walz's team and the Cardinals' road to the Women's Final Four in New Orleans.