Sunday just can't be a better day of college basketball than Saturday was.
We got Arizona going nova and Wisconsin going supernova in the early game, as the Badgers played one of the better second halves in recent memory, still managed to get out-shot by the Wildcats, and won an Elite Eight rematch. And then we got Notre Dame throwing the fear of a loss into Kentucky for the first time in ages, only for Kentucky to rise up late and set up a Final Four rematch.
Whatever your feelings on the teams involved, the basketball itself was great.
But we're probably done with truly mad outcomes after today. Yes, we could see a No. 7 seed in a Final Four (and will see either a No. 4 or a No. 7 seed), but the Final Four is going to have two teams that were in it last season, and two of Duke, Gonzaga, Louisville, and Michigan State. The blue-bloods will be out in force in Indianapolis, whether or not Gonzaga makes it. (Believe me, I'm rooting for Gonzaga to make it: The Zags making their first Final Four with a player whose soul still belongs to Casey Prather would be awesome.)
And that's a little sad, at least for me. I love feeling like anything can happen. By the time the NCAA Tournament rolls into the Hoosier State, I think the spectrum of outcomes will be quite narrow.
Here's your television schedule for Sunday. Remember: For online streaming, March Madness Live is your friend, as long as you can validate your TV service provider.
|2:20 p.m.||No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 7 Michigan State||CBS|
|5:05 p.m.||No. 1 Duke vs. No. 2 Gonzaga||CBS|