Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 11/16/14
When Billy Donovan was darting around college basketball courts in a Providence uniform during the mid-'80s, his Friars never earned better than a 6-seed in the NCAA tournament. They never won a Big East title, regular season or tournament. There was never a target on his team's back, nor the subsequent pressure that came with it. This, of course, came before Donovan's head coach, Rick Pitino, went into the history books for taking three separate schools to the Final Four or won 600-plus games. This was back when Pitino and Donovan both were able to play the role of Cinderella. More than two decades later, Donovan now understands the difference. His back-to-back NCAA title teams fell on both ends of the spectrum: the 2006 champs started the season unranked before earning a 3-seed, while the 2007 champs started and ended the season at No. 1. Though the rosters mirrored each other, those are two very separate journeys. "When you have the target on your back, I'...
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