Northwestern head women's basketball coach Joe McKeown and former Northwestern women's basketball guard Karly Roser have been in Gwangju, South Korea for the past couple weeks competing in the 2015 World University Games. On Monday (6 p.m. local time, 4 a.m. CT), they'll both be going for gold medals in the tournament's final.
Joe McKeown's Northwestern turnaround is complete
The legendary head coach came to Northwestern to take over a program in a dreadful state. After seven long years, he finally has the Wildcats back in the NCAA Tournament. And he's not done.
Here's the catch though: Only one can win. They're competing against each other.
McKeown, head coach of the U.S. team, will be trying to find a way to shut down his former player.
McKeown was named coach of the USA team back in April, and has led the Americans to a 5-0 record at the tournament and a berth in the final. The U.S. survived an overtime scare from Japan in the semifinal.
Roser, meanwhile, is a starting guard on the Canadian team that is also undefeated heading into Monday's gold medal match.
McKeown told NUSports.com that it was "surreal" scouting the semifinal game and preparing to face the winner, while also rooting for Roser, whom he coached for four years.
The game will be shown live on ESPNU. Set those alarms!