UNC-Asheville coach blames start time, gets testy with reporter


A #16 seed has never beaten a #1. It’s rare to even see David have a second half lead over Goliath. And the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs did just that, putting the #1 seed Syracuse Orange, and all of America on notice, just for a little while.

The inevitable correction came, and the literal “underdogs” lost 72-65, even though most of America was rooting against Syracuse. UNCA coach Ed Biedenbach was defensive and testy with the media afterward, and it made for some good dialogue.

He blamed the first game running late for the loss, and told a reporter he’d learn what happened from his article.

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