Posted On: 09/10/21 3:31 PM

Winning ain’t easy. It’s hard to win a single basketball game, let alone a championship. Now imagine how difficult winning 9 in a row is. Two years ago I was in a local store the day after the Gaels powerhouse football team lost a playoff game. I stood in silence as the talk turned to what was wrong with the program and why it had fallen on such hard times. That was after one loss! The same type of pressure is applied to the basketball program. Lose a game and the sky is falling, so much that you would think that the fear of losing would consume Championship coach Grant Rice, however, he applies a different POV. "At some point, it’s going to happen, we just don’t want it to be this team," says Rice. This "team" is loaded, with multiple guys at multiple positions with multiple skill sets. Two years ago the Gael's lineup featured players currently attending, LSU, Montana, UCLA, and Western Illinois, however, you could argue the coach’s current team may be better. After so many years and so many wins, I asked the coach what keeps him motivated, and he replied with an answer perfectly fitting

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