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New England Coaches On March Madness

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Lonnie Jackson #20 of the Boston College Eagles loses control of the ball against Lorenzo Brown #2 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack during their first round game of 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Philips Arena on March 8, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lonnie Jackson #20 of the Boston College Eagles loses control of the ball against Lorenzo Brown #2 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack during their first round game of 2012 ACC Men’s Basketball Conferene Tournament at Philips Arena on March 8, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – At The WBZ Water Cooler: Get your brackets ready. March Madness is here, and it will be all the talk come Monday morning in the workplace.

We were able to catch up with some of the best coaches in New England and ask them what the best part is about the NCAA tournament.

 WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Rod Fritz reports

Northeastern Coach Bill Coes says: “It’s the single best sporting event in the country.”

UMass Amherst Coach Derek Kellogg says: “It’s a great time to be not only a coach, but a player and a fan.”

Providence College Coach Ed Cooley knows what it takes to win in March.

“A unified group with one mission,  and you have to get a little lucky.”

University of Vermont Head Coach John Becker says: “Experience is huge this time of year.”

Boston College Head Coach Steve Donahue says: “There is a level of excitement where guys know we can’t afford a loss.”

All five coaches, talked with WBZ NewsRadio’s Drew Moholland

Bill Coen:

Derek Kellog:

Ed Cooley:

John Becker:

Steve Donahue

 

You can hear the WBZ Water Cooler on Saturday at 10:25 AM and 5:55 PM, and Sunday at 5:55 PM, on WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

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