Upset-Minded Governors Face Big Challenge

By  | 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- When Austin Peay coach Dave Loos popped in a tape of the Governors' last win in the NCAA tournament over the weekend, his players couldn't believe what they were seeing.

No, not that the little school from the Ohio Valley Conference
was upending one of the big boys, beating third-seeded Illinois on
a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left. But those uniforms! The
shorts the guys were wearing back in 1987 were barely legal.

The Governors would like nothing more than to star in their own
version of "What Not to Wear" someday. But their task is even
tougher than what that 1987 squad faced, with the Governors playing
second-seeded Texas tomorrow in the first round of the South

Only four No. 15 seeds have pulled off a first-round upset since
1985 -- Hampton was the last to do it, in 2001 -- and Texas is a
team many are expecting to make a deep, deep run in the tournament.