Kevin Pritchard: ¢ In 1988: Played in 37 games, making 36 starts. Averaged 10.6 points and 3.1 assists per game. Played through a knee injury in the NCAA Tournament, but recovered before the Final Four and scored 13 points in the title game. ¢ Now: Pritchard, 40, is the general manager of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. ¢ 1988 memory: "You know, it always hits me the first week in April of how fortunate we were. And it hits me like a ton of bricks, because I look out there, and I see all this great basketball, and I think, you know, one bounce of the ball and we might not win. Or someone else wins. Because it really does come down to that. You've got to have a little luck, you've got to be good, and you've got to be playing your best basketball at that time of year. And, fortunately, we had the moons aligned and it was a phenomenal experience and - even to this day - sometimes it doesn't really sink in that we won a national championship."


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