SjT: View From the Couch

We were planning a commentary on last weekend's Big 10 charge to the Final Four, but Steve says it better...<br>

Wow - has there ever been a better weekend of basketball?
Four games, four overtime periods! And the "blowout" was an NC-Wisky game that was down to the final seconds. Madness indeed ... kind of like that NFL quarterfinal weekend a couple years back where StL/Car, Phi/GB, NE/Ten and KC/Ind all went to the final seconds. Amazing!

And it has the experts doing some major re-assessing of the Big Ten. Three Elite Eight teams ... half of the Final Four for the third time in seven years (six different schools in the last nine years). And just think if Devin Harris had stayed in Madison. Had the Bucks not been caught cheating (again), we'd have had six NCAA teams and Indiana made a good case for seven. Down year? Hah!

I know the schedule's unbalanced and all, but it certainly does put NU's struggle into perspective about the depth and strength of the conference overall. Yeah, we had a few setbacks this year, but NU Coach Bill Carmody is fielding competitive teams the last couple years and that's a step above the last few decades.

Oh well - great games to watch and good to see the league get some respect.

Hopefully someday this March stuff will involve NU ...

Go Big Ten!
GO CATS!!!
- SjT

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