That's about all I could do after awakening to find out that Butler almost pulled it out. I know the heartbreak must be exponentially worse with those so closely connected to the team, especially the players who played their hearts out this year. Me, I am just a spectator with very little vested interest.
These kids had heart, they played team ball with no one team member anymore important than the other. They did what we they were asked to do, they were unselfish.
So in the end, when the shock wears off, I hope they will see that they have nothing to be ashamed about. I hope they will come back next year, more determined than ever.
They say that no one ever remembers the losers of a championship. But I suspect that this year it will be different. Not many will forget the little school from Indianapolis that ran through the tourney with a spirit that was unmatched by any.
Think this was good? Just wait until next year.