Mike Krzyzewski

Poker buddies and road trippers, Few, Williams meet in final

Mark Few lifted the transition game he used for years at Gonzaga from Roy Williams' playbook. When Few first started going on those Nike-sponsored vacations that coaches take during the offseason, it was the North Carolina coach and his wife who made the Fews feel welcome.

The last time Few and Williams' teams met in the NCAA Tournament, they took a late-night road trip to a casino two days before the game and they have played enough cards together that Few has taught his kids a version of seven-card stud nicknamed "Roy Williams."

The third and most meaningful meeting between Few's Bulldogs and Williams' Tar Heels comes Monday night at the University of Phoenix...