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Digger Phelps' biggest victory

Updated: December 7, 2010, 4:43 PM ET
By Kaitee Daley | ESPN.com

When Memphis and Kansas take to the court Tuesday night, ESPN analyst Digger Phelps will be ready, matching highlighter and tie in tow. But this year's Jimmy V Classic feels a bit different. Though Phelps has always been close to the Valvano family -- he and Jimmy V's brother Nick were college roommates -- never before has the dream of defeating cancer felt so real.

During Phelps' 20-year tenure as Notre Dame's head basketball coach, success was routine. He posted 14 seasons of 20 ...

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