You just have to love Mike Francesa. The legendary WFAN radio host is known for his blunt personality and yesterday's show was no different, as while hosting Iona coach Tim Cluess, Francesa immediately told the coach that the Gaels have not shot at beating North Carolina on Friday in their NCAA Tournament opener. 

Francesa is known for his ruthless behavior towards the listeners that call into his show, but the radio host isn't usually that blunt with more esteemed guests.


However, with the Gaels' chances at winning currently standing at 1.8% according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, Francesa may not be wrong, especially with the dominant way Roy Williams' Tar Heels have been playing recently. 


Nevertheless, Iona is on a 10-game winning streak, and if their miraculous path to the tournament despite their 17-15 record shows anything, it's that any team can do anything come March. 

Cluess' team is back in the Big Dance for the fourth straight year, and although the Gaels have been close, they haven't been able to snag a win in any of their previous three attempts.


While the odds will certainly against Iona on Friday night, when it comes to the NCAA Tournament, never count out any team. If Cluess can coach his team to victory, I and the rest of the NCAA basketball world will eagerly await his next conversation with the voice of New York sports radio.