Les Carpenter writes a story about Crean for the tourney. In it, he briefly revisits the early, dark days when Sampson had just left and Crean had just taken the reins of a fallen program. The story shows everyone that the accomplishments this year aren't limited to just getting more ticks in the "Win" column, but rather goes farther and deeper into restoring a program's dignity and honor. This piece, short as it is, is worth a read.
I only wish Carpenter had gone deeper into a longer, multipart story. It would be damn interesting to read a "Season On The Brink" type work of the program's early days under Crean.