The broken blackboard was thrown out years ago, but the lesson Jack Upchurch taught with it continues to live.
“I remember one night we were playing Stanford out here and we were up seven or eight at the half, but had not played well,” Tom Smith remembers with a chuckle. “We were kind of laughing in the locker room and Coach Upchurch walked in.
“He just took his fist and hit the blackboard and said, ‘Boys, that is not how we play basketball.’
“We played a lot better in the second half.”