Short shorts. Skinny players. No 3-point line. Jay Bilas at Duke instead of ESPN.
A lot was different in college basketball the last - and only - time the Final Four descended upon Dallas. (College basketball's March Madness will climax in Cowboys Stadium in 2014). In 1986 the stage was an old relic we once called Reunion Arena and the star was a Louisville freshman named Pervis Ellison.
When the Final Four visits Houston next month only one thing will likely be recognizable from 25 years ago:
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.