As we speak, the tears are flowing in the Duke locker room. When Greg Paulus was a freshman, I predicted Duke would never get to the Final Four as long as Paulus was on the team.
Well, Paulus is done at Duke. Four years, no Final Fours. Tonight was probably the highlight of the NCAA tournament so far for me, seeing Leader K, Paulus and the rest of the gang get punked 77-54 by Villanova in the East Regional semifinal.
It looks like Paulus went out with a bang: 3 points, 1 assist, no rebounds, 4 fouls. Someone is going to have to comfort Paulus-loving ESPN announcer Mike Patrick after that performance.
Little Jonny Scheyer didn't shoot too well either, 3-for-17 from the floor, 2-for-9 on 3s. Not very good. But this night is about Paulus. And we don't want Greg to leave us without giving him a proper tribute.
Thanks for the memories, Greg. We'll miss you. After all, Duke might become good again now that you're gone. To the video: