Saturday, March 24, 2007

Underdogs Outlined in Chalk

Like my ESPN-esque, pun-tastic headline? It's only fitting to use something cheesy and generic for this post, since it will become a generic story real quick. That said, it is worth mentioning that this tournament is going chalk in a way that I can't recall ever seeing. Oregon is the only team in the Elite Eight that isn't a 1 or 2 seed, and they are a 3 and were considered to be better than Wisconsin by most people anyway. It seems that no matter how far down a top seed gets, they find a way to win. Ohio State and North Carolina were down by huge scores, Georgetown needed a miracle shot (and no call) to advance, and Kansas and Florida nearly narrowly survived against mid majors. This might be the most truly mad tournament of all. And while none of the top seeds have any easy game this weekend, it seems possible that all of them could advance to the Final Four for the first time in the 64-team era. And this just one year after George Mason was dancing. Madness indeed!

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