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 Former Coaches headline Selection Committee

Jan. 26, 2009

BOSTON (MA) -- The Postseason Tournament will have over 200 years of coaching experience determining the participating teams.

Ten former coaches, including Lefty Driesell, Lou Henson, Jim Phelan, Nolan Richardson and Hugh Durham are a part of the 15-member selection committee, which includes four members of the staff. Former Purdue head coach Gene Keady will serve on the Tournament Committee.

“This is an outstanding group of individuals,” says Hugh Durham who built national programs at both Florida State and Georgia. “One of the things we wanted to do was to put together a selection committee that would best be able to determine the 16 teams that would participate. There is no question that we accomplished that.” Postseason Tournament Selection Committee:

· Lefty Driesell (Former head coach, University of Maryland)
· Hugh Durham (Former head coach, University of Georgia)
· Pat Flannery (Former head coach, Bucknell University)
· Lou Henson (Former head coach, University of Illinois)
· Jim Kerwin (Former head coach, Western Illinois University)
· Kyle Macy (Former head coach, Morehead State University)
· Jim Phelan (Former head coach, Mount St. Mary’s)
· Nolan Richardson (Former head coach, University of Arkansas)
· Riley Wallace (Former head coach, University of Hawaii)
· Perry Watson (Former head coach, University of Detroit)
· Rich Zvosec (Former head coach, UMKC)

David Adelman, Brian Doyle, Matt Drake and Joe Dwyer are the four representatives from the staff.

“This tournament is a great idea and should be well received by everyone,” says Durham. “I look forward to working with and my fellow coaches to assemble a great field for the inaugural tournament.”

The announcement of the 16-team field will be made on Sunday March 15, after the fields for the NCAA and NIT have been officially announced. Tournament play will begin on March 17 and will conclude with the championship game on Tuesday March 31.

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