When North Carolina beat Kentucky en route to ending last season with a national title, Jackie Manuel had all sorts of jokes for his Erie BayHawks teammate Erik Daniels. Kentucky found itself in the NIT and its coach, Billy Gillispie, got fired.
The tables have turned this season.
With the Wildcats beating North Carolina last week, Manuel said he got a couple of voice messages from Daniels, who decided to play overseas this season after earning first-time D-League honors last season.
“He said, ‘how about them Wildcats,’” Manuel laughed after practice earlier this week.