It was late in the third quarter of an NCAA tournament opener Saturday and the Bruins were in a comfortable spot. Their coach, however, wasn’t comfortable at all.
During the timeout, Cori Close met Monique Billings near mid-court and delivered an earful. Close caught Billings jogging, not sprinting, on transition defense.
A day after the fourth-seeded Bruins (24-8) routed 13th-seeded Boise State, 83-56, to advance to the second round of the 64-team tournament, Close was adamant that she would hold her team accountable every play regardless of the circumstance.