Larranaga Makes Hall of Fame Mag’s ‘Cinderella Men’ List

Posted: March 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason men’s basketball head coach Jim Larranaga was no. 2 on Hall of Fame Magazine’s “Top 10 NCAA Hoop Cinderella Men” list published online on March 20. Larranaga is the only coach on the list.

“The stories about this carefree coach are now legendary,” the article states, and goes on to say, “The Carolina game summed up Larranaga. Before the game he told his players dressed in their green uniforms to think of themselves as kryptonite and afterward, he seized the moment by dancing in the locker room.”

Larranaga was topped on the list only by Bo Kimble of Loyola Marymount University. In 1990, no. 11th-ranked Marymount made it to the Elite Eight. In the game against eventual tournament winner University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Kimble scored 42 points in spite of the sudden death of his best friend and teammate prior to the tournament.

The full article can be found here.

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