Chris Collins stepped up to the podium last Sunday, faced with the unenviable task of putting into words a summation of his team’s 80-60 loss to No. 2 Michigan.
“Seventeen teams have tried,” the Northwestern men’s basketball coach said. “And 17 have failed.”
That’s 17 postgame press conferences for the opposing coach, trying to grapple with what had just happened and finding some positive takeaway to tell reporters.