Admittedly they don't keep records of such things, but it's believed that over the weekend Marquette's Buzz Williams became the first coach in NCAA tournament history quote an over 200-year-old nursery rhyme to reporters.

With wins over BYU and Murray State, the Golden Eagles advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year, and that lead to one of the strangest speeches in the history of college hoops.

Williams tried to explain why he headed into the crowd to greet his wife, Corey, and their kids after Saturday's win instead of immediately being interviewed with CBS.

At first the coach gave an emotional expression of love.

"I'm not worried about TV, not worried about the crowd, not worried about the pageantry or the ambience of what the tournament is about. I'm humbled by it all. Extremely grateful for my wife and the sacrifices that she makes and for our four children, growing up as sons and daughters of coaches is very volatile and extremely emotional," Williams said.

The Golden Eagles' coach took a dramatic turn, away from double talk and sports cliches, getting personal about his life.

"A country kid that just hung in there. Hang in there, hang in there, hang in there, throw a good pitch, throw a good pitch. The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, show up and go to work and do it every day no matter what's surrounding you. That's really hard, man," Williams said.

Finally Buzz wrapped things up with another expression of love for his bride Sandy. "You got to be a lion chaser to be married to me. She's tougher than all them kids we play with. (sniffle) It's really humbling, really humbling," he said.

Sandy and Buzz Williams have two daughters and two sons, all under the age of 10.

That's a lot of lingo to digest.

"The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker," is from "Rub-a-dub-dub," a 214-year-old nursery rhyme. Written in England way back in 1798, it goes like this:

Three men in a tub,
And how do you think they got there?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick-maker,

They all jumped out of a rotten potato,
'Twas enough to make a man stare.

Coach Williams' use of the term "lion chaser" to describe his wife is believed to be taken from the Bible. It's a reference to the passage in the Bible about a warrior who kills a lion. "Lion Chasers have learned to face their fears and chase lions."

Meanwhile, Williams gave an impassioned response when freshman guard Todd Mayo said "We pray all the time for God to stand on us. He definitely did today," while speaking in the interview room. Buzz explained Mayo's response had a deeper meaning.

"It's got to be about more than winning and losing. When you see kids grow and mature, especially when all the perspective of who they are is not really who they are. So that's why I got in the business, and that's why I'm still in the business. I think that's special, " Williams said.

"Faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love, and a lot of these kids have never been loved. And when you've never been loved and you're 20-years-old and somebody tries to love you for the first time, you don't know how to handle it. And when you start talking about God for the first time and when you think about what those kids have been through in the previous 20 years, they're not sure there is a God. So when you start talking about love and you start talking about God and you're with kids every single day and you do it for about 150 days and they get up here and speak (which is a lot harder than you think) to people that they don't know, and they use the same words that you use, it means you're helping their life. That's what it means."

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