Both the men's and women's college championships took place this past weekend, with the men's down south in New Orleans and the women's right in Dr. Dish's backyard in Minneapolis. We were in both places to experience all of it!
March basketball is one of the most exciting times of the year for us! The Dr. Dish team spent the weekend in New Orleans and got the opportunity to engage in great conversations with coaches, parents, players, and fans at the NABC Coaches convention and Fan fest. Get an inside look at what went on at each of the events below!
We were lucky to have NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend speak to coaches about how to create lights out shooters while using the Dish. He shared his 6 M's of shooting: Measure, Mechanics, Motion, Maintenance, Mistakes, and Mental. Learn more about his 6 M's below!
We caught up with NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend at #NABC
He's coached in over 1,000 NBA games with the Blazers, Raptors, Grizzlies, and 76ers
After connecting with some of the fans, we headed to the semifinal games. The energy in the Caesar's Superdome was unmatched with over 70,000 fans inside. Check out the video below for some of the sights and sounds of the championship weekend!
The semifinals were held Saturday evening, with top seed Kansas besting Villanova 81-65. The night finished with the historic Duke vs UNC game. With everyone at the edge of their seat for Coach K's last game, UNC pulled off the win with a 81-77 finish.
The Championship game between the Jayhawks and Tar Heels held on Monday, ended with Kansas defeating UNC with a close score of 72-69. The Jayhawks erased a 15-point halftime deficit en route to the win, the largest comeback in championship game history.
A unique aspect to the women’s championship weekend is that it was right in Dr. Dish’s backyard, in Minneapolis! There were plenty of events and options for players, coaches, and fans, and Dr. Dish was there to cover it all.
WBCA COACHES CONVENTION
We made our annual presence felt at the largest women’s basketball coaching convention of the year! Not only did we have multiple booths set up, we also set ourselves apart with our “Anything is Possible” neon light display, reminding coaches that no goal is unattainable.
The event was capped off with the opportunity to demo our machines alongside great D1 partners Ole Miss. Rebels' women’s basketball! Coach Yollett McPhee-McCuin and her staff showed all the different ways they utilize Dr. Dish in their practices, for both shooting and post play.
Day 1️⃣ at the @WBCA1981 Convention in Minneapolis! 🏀
The main fan experience was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center with Tourney Town. There was plenty to do at this free event, including kids basketball drills, hoop shooting contests, virtual experiences, and so much more! A great event for the whole family.
Of course, the “main course” of the weekend was the actual games held at the Target Center.
The semifinals were held Friday evening, with overall top seed South Carolina besting Louisville 72-59 behind a 23 points, 18 rebound performance from national player of the year Aliyah Boston. The night was capped off with hometown phenom Paige Bueckers leading UCONN past Stanford 63-58.
The Championship game between the Huskies and Gamecocks, held on Sunday, was all South Carolina, as they lifted the trophy following a 62-49 win.
Four great teams, three great games, and a ton of great events citywide. You couldn’t ask for a better weekend!
At Dr. Dish, we pride ourselves on being where the action is and giving coaches the ability to see and learn more about our products wherever they are. We already can't wait for the 2023 events in Dallas and Houston!