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Text Of Jim Larranaga's Pregame Speech Before George Mason Vs. Villanova


During a timeout, the TNT cameras showed George Mason coach Jim Larranaga giving a pregame pep talk to his team before its 2011 NCAA Tournament game against Villanova. Pure text won't do it justice, so we apologize, but here is what he told his team.

It's not about the name on the back, it's about the name on the front, George Mason! And we're gonna go out and play George Mason basketball. On team, one goal; go out and be the best. Go out and be the best that you can be, that we can be. And do it together. Do it with your friends. Do it with your teammates. Go out and make every sacrifice we need to make to get this done. Let's go.

So far, it hasn't worked, as Villanova has controlled most of the game. But if there's one thing we know about George Mason, it's this: they can never be counted out.