When Bruce Pearl walks through the tunnel and onto the court inside Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday, Donnie Tyndall already knows what to expect.
In fact, the first-year head coach has already experienced a similar situation.
On Dec. 28, 2012, Tyndall's Southern Mississippi team traveled to Kentucky to play Morehead State, where Tyndall had coached the previous six years.
The atmosphere surrounding his return: exactly what he believes awaits Pearl.
“With all he’s accomplished, I’d be shocked if he doesn’t get a great ovation,” Tyndall said. “He certainly deserves one, in my humble opinion. When I went ...