The National Champions, who have won their last three tournaments and five of their last seven – SEVEN! – who finished the season 31-3, with the number one RPI, are the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. It’s almost like… the best just keep getting better.
Some thoughts on the East Region: 26, 25, 20, 19. Those are the combined loss totals of the 8 and 9 seeds in each of the four regions. The 19 represents the combined loss total of Wisconsin and Virginia Tech in the East– one of which will face Villanova in the second round. Explain to me, pllllleeeeeease, how the top overall seed gets a 25-9 team from the Big 10 or a 22-10 team from the ACC IN THE SECOND ROUND? These aren’t mid majors that racked up wins with a St. Joe’s-like schedule. These are teams from arguably the top two conferences in college basketball, each with 10 or fewer losses. THAT AIN’T MAKE NO SENSE!
Look, I know Wisconsin nearly imploded down the stretch, going 2-5 to end their regular season before making it to their conference championship game (…), but I am flummoxed that a Big 10 team with under 10 losses gets matched up with the top overall seed. Say nothing for how pissed you’d be if you were a Wisconsin fan, even one who doesn’t think they’ll beat VT:
Virginia Tech will get throated by Villanova if they advance.
But back to Wisconsin. To me, they are the scariest NCAA team every year. To my dad, too. When he called me last night, on speaker, in front of my 15-month old, the first word out of his mouth was: “FUCK!” He also hates Wisconsin. Why? They’re basically an automatic for the Sweet 16. Look at this: Continue Reading