Talking with a Pat Knight was a bit eerie.
I interviewed his father several times during his coaching career at IU. In fact, I had the honor of being kicked out of practice by Bob one day, because he was angry at what someone else had written in the student newspaper one Monday morning. i saw Bob's venom displayed many times over the years. Saw his softer side, too.
Pat -- the kid I watched playing pickup games in Assembly Hall following IU games -- has a much different personality, which will be apparent if you listen to our One on One conversation Sunday at 10 a.m. and Tuesday at 9 p.m. He's much more media friendly, for one thing. He also has quite a few things in common with his dad, though, such as his style of play and his adherence to NCAA rules. Pat replaced his dad at ...
One of the most memorable basketball games I attended as a kid was Butler coach Tony Hinkle's last in 1970. It marked the end of a coaching career that had begun in 1921, so it was a big deal for that reason. The fact Butler would be playing Notre Dame, featuring All-American Austin Carr, made it that much better.
Carr wasn't the sentimental type. He dropped 50 points on a sellout crowd at Butler's fieldhouse, hitting half of his 44 field goal attempts and 6-of-7 foul shots, leading Notre Dame to a 121-114 victory. Collis Jones scored 42 for the Irish, and Billy Shepherd led Butler with 38. Dave Bennett scored 30 for the Bulldogs, but hardly anyone noticed.
That kind of game wasn't all that big a deal for Carr, who was the nation's second-leading scorer as a junior and a first-team All-American as a senior. He scored 50 or more ...
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