Valparaiso's Drew makes it back to NCAA stage by following in father's coaching footsteps
VALPARIASO, Ind. – At Valparaiso, Bryce Drew will always be known as the kid who made "The Shot."
He'd rather be known today as simply The Coach.
Fifteen years after making an indelible mark on the NCAA tournament with one of the greatest buzzer-beaters in tourney history, Drew is taking the Crusaders (26-7) back to their first tourney in nine years.
For the Drews, this has become a family affair. His older brother, Scott, took Baylor to the regional finals twice in the last three years. His father, Homer, put Valparaiso on the national college map with five straight tourney appearances, three with Bryce leading the way.
And on Thursday, in Auburn Hills, Mich., the third member of the Drew coaching clan will make his tourney debut against third-seeded Michigan State (25-8).