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A dentist, a priest and the lost local hopes of the Dayton Flyers

IN A PERFECT WORLD, Jack and Terry Keehan would be intensely focused on TBS’s coverage of The Final Four from Atlanta this weekend.

That would be Dr. Jack Keehan of Elgin, long a dentist in Hoffman Estates.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

And younger brother Rev. Terry Keehan, pastor of the vibrant Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness.

Within that perfect world would be the Dayton Flyers, the No. 3-ranked team in America when so much of normal life began to splinter three weeks ago.

The Flyers and sinewy force Obi Toppin loomed as a No. 1 seed.

They also appeared poised to offer UD its best chance at a national championship since the keenly fluid Don May and Co. lost the title game to sophomore Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and UCLA in 1967.

That same year — 1967 — was when Dr. Jack entered the UD program.

“I caught Don May’s final season, 1967-68,

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