We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
It was the team many people didn’t bank on winning and it killed a lot of brackets.
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds on Wednesday night, and No. 18 Duke earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami 67-46.
Duke Johnson was the Miami Hurricanes’ primary offensive weapon last year until he fractured his ankle against the eventual national champion Florida State Seminoles. Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of him this spring are likely out luck though.
Joe Harris and Virginia didn’t let a disappointment at Duke knock them off their rhythm.
Congratulations to Auburn coach Gus Malzahn – he’s been named the Associated Press’ “Coach of the Year”. Malzahn received the honor Monday after directing one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history.
The last steps to the BCS championship game summed up their seasons. For No. 1 Florida State, it was a breeze. For Auburn, it took the unexpected.
Florida State was voted the No. 1 team in the FBS Sunday for the first time since Oct. 1, 2000. The Seminoles are heavily favored against Duke in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and are 60 minutes from a berth in the BCS title game.