Speaking of shooting the lights out, Xavier shot 68 percent from the 3-point range. That won't happen again, but the Musketeers will be a load for Texas to handle.
After watching both Providence and Florida drop the ball in their conference tournaments, was it any surprise that they were upset in the first round? In the case of Florida, no. But Providence is a surprise, especially with their so-called All American Ryan Gomes. Where was he down the stretch?
St. Joe's won't beat Wake Forest.
In fact, the winner of Pitt and Oklahoma State will end up in the Final Four.
My brackets are a mess whack now that Kentucky is out, but my East Rutherford bracket is perfect.
Most overrated game of the first round: Dayton vs. DePaul. If either of these schools could have hit a free throw down the stretch the game ends before midnight.
Worst played game of the first round: Pitt vs. UCF. Ugly.
Best played game of the first round: Alabama vs. Southern Illinois.
Not surprising stat of the weekend: The Pac – 10 is out of the tournament.
Surprising stat of the weekend: The two SEC teams left aren't nicknamed the Bulldogs or Wildcats.