Binghamton Coach Kevin Broadus led his team to the NCAA tournament in his second year as head coach. Broadus, a former assistant at George Washington and Georgetown, also watched as his two previous employers failed to reach the NCAA tournament. Broadus holds affection for George Washington Coach Karl Hobbs and Georgetown Coach John Thompson III. He weighed in on the struggles of both programs this season:
"This thing is in cycles. You can't always be good. This game is a funny game. Think about this: North Carolina had down years. Maryland's having a tough time, even though they're here. And Georgetown and GW -- no one is exempt from having a rough year. But I can guarantee you this: Georgetown and GW will be back at the top of the elite.
"I remember leaving GW and the next year they win 27 [games]. It goes in cycles. You're one injury and one layup away from a good year. That's what happened to both teams. If Georgetown would have won a few games, they'd be at the top of the Big East again. They started out great. GW, started out great. There's no rhyme or reason for this. But both guys are great coaches. They're going to have their programs at the top. Trust me."
March 23, 2009; 1:18 PM ET
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