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Video: John Groce happy to delight ‘proud Bobcat’ alums


Mike Miller

Ohio coach John Groce is no dummy. Even if Roy Williams thinks North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall is unlikely to play Friday, Groce is preparing his Bobcats for a Marshall-led Heels team.

Not that Groce is all business.

His Bobcats are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1964, which, as he told Russ Thaler in this SportsTalk video, is no small thing to the school’s alums. They love their hoops.

“We’ve got 200,000 alums. A lot of them live in Ohio,” he said. “One of the things I figured out very quickly when I took this job is there are a lot of proud Bobcats.”

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