St. Bonaventure men's basketball coach Mark Schmidt isn't making any promises, and women's coach Jim Crowley has lowered his expectations. So don't hold your breath anticipating any immediate encores in Olean.
Reproducing a once-in-a-lifetime magical March - when both Bonnies men's and women's basketball teams earned NCAA tournament berths - might be asking for a little much two years in a row.
''Yeah right,'' Crowley said, starting to laugh. ''Hopefully, we get a little leeway.''
As for Schmidt, he has but one regret when fondly recalling last season.
If only someone had the foresight to have laid a bet on both teams winding up in the tournament, a first at St. Bonaventure.
''If we put a $1,000 on that, then we wouldn't have budget problems,'' Schmidt said, chuckling. ''That line was probably a million to one.''
Try a billion to one, Crowley said, before adding: ''It was quite a story.''
And it's a story that still resonates months later, even as the cores of both teams have...