If there is a lesson to learn in the realignment mess, it is to know who you are. Or better, know who you aren't. With that in mind, the Catholic 7 from the Big East finally had their come-to-Jesus moment.
Jim Calhoun is a curmudgeon, although not necessarily a lovable one; irascible but not always irrational, old school but never irrelevant; an icon, but an imperfect one. He was not always easy to like, but he was impossible to not respect.
Only six freshman and sophomore point guards have led their teams to the national title in the past 20-plus years. What will it take for this season's crop of young talented point guards to join that special group?
On the same weekend its founder passed away, the Big East as we know it forever changed with the sudden defections of Syracuse and Pitt -- with more likely to come. Dave Gavitt would've been embarrassed by the hypocrisy and greed of it all.