In the spring of 2004 Kennesaw State won an NCAA basketball championship — in Division II. About that same time, Georgia Tech was playing for the Division I national title, the “One Shining Moment” version. We mention this to put a score from Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in full perspective:
Kennesaw State 80, Georgia Tech 63.
Since taking their Division II banner, Tony Ingle and his Owls have made the long uphill slog to Division I. In 2008-2009 they went 7-22. Last season they were 13-20. On Monday night they outclassed a team from the high-falutin’ ACC, a team that only 10 months ago beat Duke, which would go on to claim the national championship (in Division I). And Tony Ingle and his Owls not only won but never trailed.
“If you’re going to upset a team,” Ingle said afterward, “you can’t tiptoe into it. You’ve got to take it to ‘em.”
Then: “We shocked them. We call that our ‘Wendy’s offense’ — get it to go, cheese on