Was Rollie Massimino a coaching genius?
In retrospect, Massimino won the title just in time. By the margin of a single vote, the NCAA Rules Committee failed to institute a shot clock before the 1985 season. It was adopted the next year. A 3-point shot followed in 1987. More possessions put more of a premium on talent. The 3-pointer made a compact zone defense, the frequent resort of underdogs, a riskier proposition.Bill Livingston, Cleveland Plain Dealer