Saturday, March 03, 2007
I guess the round number of 30 seemed like as good of a number as any to call it quits; and truth be told, the Journey could not have picked a better game, or a better coach, to witness the end of its run at perfection.
After a two month leave to undergo cancer treatment, Kay Yow returned to her team in late January and has since led the Wolfpack to 10 wins in 11 games, including an emotional win against No. 2 UNC on the night when NC State renamed its floor Kay Yow Court and the latest victim of the Pack's slingshot - previously unbeaten Duke.
Much has changed since the Dude Committee covered ACC women's hoops - even Jim Davis at Clemson stepped down from his head coaching position to the front office. But Yow, along with Debbie Ryan of Virginia, Sylvia Hatchell from UNC and Gail Goestenkors has remained, and form arguably, the Mount Rushmore of ACC Women's Hoops coaches.
But Yow's return is made even more remarkable by the guiding of her team back from an 8 point deficit with around 6 minutes left against the Journey.
Congratulations Coach Yow. Today, you were better than perfect.