Nevada's coach is concerned about the length of March Madness games because he drinks a lot

  • Eric Musselman's Nevada team beat Texas in overtime during the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Despite the length of the game, Musselman remained on the sideline the entire time, despite his concerns.
  • Musselman drinks a lot during games and is worried he will have to use the restroom during long tournament games.
  • Nevada does have a plan in place just in case.


Nevada beat Texas in a thrilling overtime contest during the first round of the NCAA Tournament, overcoming a 14-point second-half deficit.

Despite the length of the game, Nevada head coach Eric Musselman remained on the sideline the entire game, something he was concerned he would not be able to do. You see, Musselman drinks a lot during games, so much so, that the more extended NCAA Tournament games are a "great concern" for him.

On Saturday, Musselman met with the media and was asked about his liquid intake and whether or not he has ever needed to use the restroom during a game or thought about leaving.

"Yes and yes and yes," Musselman said (via ASAP). "They're small sips that I'm taking. As you get older, you've got to use the bathroom a little bit more. And so I do worry, especially when the timeouts are longer in this tournament. It's been a great concern of mine."

So, what happens if nature comes calling in the middle of a game? Musselman and his staff have a plan, although he did not go into details.

"Our staff's well prepared in case I have to leave," Musselman said. "So far, so good, though."

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DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Donte Ingram #0 and Marques Townes #5 of the Loyola Ramblers celebrate after Ingram makes a game-winning three pointer against the Miami Hurricanes in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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WICHITA, KS - MARCH 15: Trey Kell #3 of the San Diego State Aztecs reacts after his teams loss to the Houston Cougars in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at INTRUST Arena on March 15, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas. The Houston Cougars defeated the San Diego State Aztecs 67-65. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Kevin Knox #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats and Oskar Michelsen #15 of the Davidson Wildcats battle for the ball in the second half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Zach Norvell Jr. #23 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs makes a three point basket in the second half against the UNC-Greensboro Spartans during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 16: Rondale Watson #23 of the Marshall Thundering Herd dives for a loose ball late in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: The Buffalo Bulls bench celebrates in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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