Charlie Spoonhour is certain that his halftime speech had nothing to do with Saint Louis' 51-46 upset of Massachusetts in the South Regional.
This is because the Billiken coach didn't give a halftime speech. In fact, he didn't even see his team at halftime, and nearly missed the start of the second half.
An overzealous usher locked him in the team's locker room after the players had left without hearing him talk.
Spoonhour spent the first part of 20-minute halftime break chasing down a national television reporter for an interview. For a coach from a relatively unknown program such as Saint Louis', such interviews are important.
He then hustled into the locker room's bathroom, splashed water on his face, turned around to talk to his team . . . and it had already gone.