As I struggled to watch the University of Texas-San Antonio crush Alabama State, I had the same feeling as the night before when I witnessed Clemson cruise to victory over UAB, the ‘First Four’ is a joke, I thought.
It seems VCU has stolen the show in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Rams improbable, yet dominant run has been unbelievable, but what’s more amazing is Butler’s return to the Final Four.
It’s time to put on your dancing shoes, make those last minute tweaks to your bracket and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef, green beer and what is sure to be a full day of crazy tournament action.
All the buzz this Monday revolves around seeding, matchups and bracket busters. In my world, there are only two ways to fill out a winning bracket.
The initial matchups for the 2011 NCAA Tournament have officially been set, now it’s time for every sports fan to play college basketball expert and pick their way through the matchups and into the Final Four.
Ok, so the NCAA field is lame. The 68 slots are bloated with bleh, NBA scouts are muttering about the lack of future impact players, and we’re fresh off a pretty ordinary season, to put it nicely.
Don’t be that guy, this year. We all hate him, the one shouting “I had that!” and strutting past cubicles when a four-seed loses to Buttcrack State on a flailing put-back.
Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg will be joined by Steve Kerr for the Final Four and national championship broadcasts.