Tom Moore let his mind drift to that 1999 March night in Florida. Let his mind drift to Khalid El-Amin rushing toward the CBS camera at the final buzzer, screaming how UConn had shocked the world.
Let his mind drift to the celebration, joyous, unbridled, inside the Tropicana Field locker room after Jim Calhoun's Huskies had upset Duke, 77-74, for their first NCAA title.
"I remember saying when we won that national championship, being in that locker room, I felt the exact same as when I was the head coach at Worcester State and we beat Salem State [in 1994] just to get into NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in like 20 years.
"The exhilaration in...