Paul Pierce’s 3-word message should have Kansas basketball fans fired up everywhere.
Kansas basketball legend Paul Pierce is so excited to see his alma mater play for a national title.
Pierce had a hall of fame career both collegiately and professionally. While many people know him as the former star forward of the Boston Celtics, he first made a name for himself on a national level at Kansas. The 1998 Consensus All-American had No. 34 jersey retired by the Jayhawks. He is cheering on his beloved alma mater at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on Monday night.
Pierce’s message is a very simple one: “It’s our night!”
Paul Pierce has a strong 3-word message to fire up Kansas basketball fans
If Kansas were to defeat North Carolina on Monday night, it would be the Jayhawks’ first national championship since 2008.
They have not gotten this far in the NCAA Tournament in a decade. Though the Tar Heels are playing with a ton of confidence, Kansas has a hall of fame head coach on the sidelines in Bill Self.
This could be a huge mismatch for the up-and-comer Hubert Davis.
The really interesting part in all this is it is The Roy Williams Bowl. The iconic head coach led both of these proud basketball schools.
He was Pierce’s head coach at Kansas before taking over at Chapel Hill after the 2003 college season.
Though Williams never won a title in Lawrence, he brought three to Carolina during his two-decade run leading his alma mater’s basketball team.
Should Kansas continue to play like it has of late, Pierce and the rest of Kansas will be celebrating.
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