When I was talking to Bobby Cremins the other day about what happened to his South Carolina basketball team in the 1970 ACC Tournament, he mentioned some of the other top teams that year, including UCLA and St. Bonaventure.
Bobby thought his Gamecocks had a chance to win the NCAA championship that season. But then his back court running mate John Roche got hurt in the ACC semifinals against Wake Forest and South Carolina’s national title hopes were gone.
Mark Scott, news director emeritus at WBFO in Buffalo heard the story and wrote in to say that wasn’t the only basketball disappointment in the country that March:
Thanks Mark. I feel your pain and I know Bobby Cremins does too.
- Alex’s original story: When March Madness Turned To March Sadness