This isn't the part that Fabyon Harris signed up to play. At the very least, the script got re-written in a way he didn't want.
Perhaps the top junior college point guard in the country, Harris was supposed to take over for departed Pierre Jackson and lead fourth ranked College of Southern Idaho to a second straight junior college national title.
Though he and his teammates effort was strong on Tuesday, the 5-foot-10 point guard and his team went down at the hands of Eastern Oklahoma.
"I'm mad. I'm not calling anybody out but we didn't give it our all tonight," said Harris after the 76-69 loss. "The ball didn't bounce our way and they made shots that we didn't."
Even though winning a second title was the ultimate goal, Harris insisted that he and his teammates did everything they could not to feel pressure to repeat.
"We weren't scared," said Harris. "We wanted to come into this tourney like we didn't win last year and just play hard."
For his part, Harris scored 17 points and he's definitely a guy who can score the ball. He has deep range on his shot, is quick with the ball and is natural on the offensive end who can play both the one or the two.
"Fabyon is ultra tough and has great ball skills," CSI assistant Josh Dees told Rivals.com. "He's also a really, really good shooter."
Among those who have offered scholarships to Harris,Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State all had head coaches on hand to watch him play Tuesday.
"He's a guy that makes plays for others around him," said Dees. "He draws and kicks to open teammates for scores and can score in the lane himself."
Even though Harris and Southern Idaho can't win a title, there's still business to handle in Hutchinson. He'll play his way through the consolation bracket and then look to set up visits and get the ending that he's looking for.
"I think he just wants to go somewhere that there's an opportunity for him to play right away," said Dees. "I think that he'd like to play a lot of minutes and that he'd benefit from being in a system that has an uptempo style of play."