The Luck of The Irish Couldn't Help Notre Dame...or Marquette...or Arizona...or......
Faith and begorrah, it wasn't meant to be. Notre Dame fell to Winthrop 74-64 Friday. (Winthrop!?!)
So, we've wiped out 32 teams in Round 1, Round 2 is underway as we make our way through to the Final Four and, ultimately, the National Championship. To see the current bracket on the NCAA site, click here
Okay, admit it, how many of you had Duke going at least to the Sweet Sixteen, if not the Final Four? How much further will VCA be able to take it?
I have to say it, although Marquette was ranked higher, albeit slightly, than Michigan State, their play this season their playing has been inconsistent at best, and that's what we saw on Thursday. I was not surprised to see them be "one and done". Wisconsin, on the other hand, was able to figure it out in time to recover from an 18 point deficit to rally past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Was it really Wisconsin pulling it together or just that newcomer Corpus Christi didn't have the tournament experience to carry it through? I'd like to think it was Bo Ryan's 30 plus years coaching that helped them get it together.
So, what's up for today (all times ET): EAST REGIONALAt Winston-Salem, NC
Georgetown vs. Boston College 4:50 pm
North Carolina vs. Michigan St 7:20 pmAt Sacramento, Calif
Washington State vs. Vanderbilt 4:55 pmSOUTH REGIONAL
At Lexington, KY
Ohio State vs. Xavier 12:10 pm
Texas A&M vs. Louisville 2:40 pmMIDWEST REGIONAL
At Buffalo, NY
Maryland vs. Butler 2:20 pmWEST REGIONAL
At Buffalo, NY
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Commonwealth 4:50 pmAt Sacramento, Calif
UCLA vs Indiana 7:25 pm