As Bill Curley and his Boston College teammates celebrated a generational upset — overcoming the No. 1 overall seed in the 1994 NCAA Tournament reigning national champions, North Carolina, 75-72 — most stayed on the court to soak it all in.
It was the kind of fairly-tale win that elevates a program overnight. The kind that realizes dreams and cements legends.
But as Curley, galavanting about the court, looked around, he spotted Howard Eisley, the team’s senior point guard, already halfway up the tunnel.
“Everybody’s jumping up and down,” Curley recalled over the phone this week, “and he’s just, maybe the fastest he’s ever ran, into the locker room.”