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Robert Morris basketball coach Mike Rice, a hot property following his close call in the tournament against Villanova, plans to meet with Seton Hall officials on Wednesday to discuss their head coaching vacancy, a source told Colin Dunlap of the PG. The source also added that if Rice were offered the job at Seton Hall, there is "absolutely no doubt" he would make the jump from Robert Morris.

Unfortunately, this is the sad reality that comes with being Robert Morris. When a special coach like Rice comes along, odds are that he's not going to be there long. He has a 73-31 record and two trips to the NCAA tournament in just three seasons as head coach of the Colonials, and the Villanova game was merely icing on a cake that Rice has been baking for a while.

Rice has worked his way up the coaching ranks for nearly 20 years, with stops as an assistant coach at Fordham (1991-94), Marquette (1994-97), Niagara (1997-98), Chicago State (1998-2001), Saint Joseph’s (2004-06) and Pitt (2006-07). He was raised in a basketball house, with his dad coaching Duquesne and Youngstown State and his mom playing collegiately at Duquesne. He's a basketball lifer with an upbeat personality and the kind of positive energy that Seton Hall needs after the Bobby Gonzalez fiasco. His loss would leave a gaping hole at Robert Morris, but it's merely another example of the basketball food chain at work again.

Robert Morris coach Rice to meet with Seton Hall [PG]

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