Could undergarments be the secret to UConn‘s success in March Madness?
Huskies men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley’s wife told the New York Post that her husband has worn the same pair of fire-breathing dragon underwear during the team’s four wins in this year’s NCAA tournament.
OK, stop laughing.
Many coaches and players are superstitious, and we can now confirm the Huskies head coach has a pair of lucky cartoon game-day underwear.
“They’re like Underoos for adults,” Andrea Hurley, told the Post.
Indeed, Hurley’s wife revealed that her husband has been wearing the same pair of red underwear since the Huskies’ first-round win over Iona.
When his club takes the court Saturday night in Houston against Miami in the Final Four, Hurley will be wearing the same navy suit, same socks, same button-down dress shirt and same shoes he has sported in every game of the tournament.
Hurley, who has the Huskies playing in the Final Four for the first time since 2014, also has asked his wife to wear the same outfits. Before beating Gonzaga in the Elite Eight, he insisted she wear the same jacket she wore to UConn’s Sweet 16 victory over Arkansas.
“After we beat Gonzaga, my father-in-law said, ‘I don’t care if the jacket walks to Houston, it better be in the building,’” Andrea told the Post.
UConn has been arguably the most dominant team in the men’s NCAA tournament so far, beating their four opponents by an eye-popping average of 22.5 points per game.
Huskies fans might demand the school add Hurley’s red dragon underwear to the school’s trophy case in Storrs if UConn wins its fifth national championship in program history.