Tonight we welcomed back into SportsTalk Coastal Carolina head basketball coach Cliff Ellis. We spoke with coach Ellis shortly after defeating Winthrop in the Big South Conference Championship. Since our last talk, the Chanticleers have found out their seed and destination for round one of the NCAA tournament. They’ll be headed to the Raleigh regional as the 16-seed, and will take on top seeded Virginia on March 21.
Tonight we caught up with Ellis since he’s learned where he’s headed, and who he’ll be taking on, to get his thoughts on the road he has to hoe to make some noise, especially considering that no sixteen-seed has ever beaten a one in the history of the tournament.
Ellis has taken four different programs to the big dance and has a 6-7 record in the tournament. He’s advanced two programs all the way to the sweet sixteen, once at Auburn and once at Clemson.