Dougherty to Meet Roy Williams in Elegant Eight
March 28, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - In CollegeInsider.com's Runway to the Fashionable Four, TCU head men's basketball coach Neil Dougherty picked up a slim victory over DePaul's Dave Leitao to earn a spot in the Elegant Eight, the college basketball website announced today. Top-seeded Dougherty will now face third-seeded Roy Williams of North Carolina for a return trip to the Fashionable Four.
Dougherty, who is looking to become the first back-to-back winner in the history of the nation's Best Dressed Coach award, must defeat Williams, his mentor whom he worked for at Kansas for seven years. All four No. 1 seeds (Dougherty, Rutgers' Gary Waters, Louisville's Rick Pitino and Rice's Willis Wilson) remain in the hunt for the title.
Prior to downing Leitao, TCU's third-year head coach defeated 16th-seeded Milan Brown of Mount St. Mary's in round one and Temple's John Chaney in the second round. Fans may cast their votes for Dougherty by visiting www.collegeinsider.com/stlouis.