IRVING -- To Pervis Ellison, it seems like only yesterday that he was leading the Louisville Cardinals to a 72-69 victory over Duke in the 1986 NCAA national championship game.
That contest was played in Reunion Arena, marking the first and only time Dallas has hosted the NCAA Final Four.
"It was a wonderful time, the city was wonderful and we had great weather,'' Ellison said Friday during a luncheon at the Irving Convention Center. "But it doesn't seem like 28 years ago, I'll tell you that.
''It went by quick.''
North Texas will host its second NCAA Final Four when the four-day festivities will be held Apr. 4-7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
-- Dwain Price
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