"I don't think that ever happened," Holiday said of never getting into a basketball game.
"It hurts down deep in your gut, man," coach Eddie Jordan said. "You've been playing and you're sitting there and you've prepared yourself for days, and you don't play. That's a heck of a feeling."
The Bruins, despite providing the NBA with a pair of lottery picks and a second-round selection, continue to look like the class of the conference. And who's going to doubt taskmaster Ben Howland? He supplemented his roster with a pair of McDonalds All-American guards, Jrue Holiday and Malcolm Lee. Darren Collison and Josh Shipp both are back for their senior seasons, likely hoping to improve on inconsistent junior campaigns. The frontcourt, particularly in the area of rebounding, is a little iffy, although James Keefe looked solid during the NCAA tournament.