Today, with losses by both Michigan State and Arizona, my bracket is completely busted. I had those two in the final with the Spartans taking it all. I don’t love any of the final four teams. Kentucky wears that garish shade of blue, plays dirty ball, and relies to hard on the one and done players- blah, no thank you. Billy Donovan and his Gators lost it for me with his piss poor coaching against UConn in their loss to the Huskies. UConn has been a perennial “no thank you” but with their new coach, the time they have spent in “no post-season” purgatory, and the on-court leadership from Shabazz Napier this season they may be the best of a lack luster choice. (I also saw Napier’s mom saying “good job” to the MSU players as they walked into the locker room today- good sportsmanship is learned early and that was nice to see). I own two dachshunds and it is just hard to root for the Badgers.
On a better note, the Lady Heels won against that other “Carolina” and will be meeting Stanford in the elite eight. If they get another win, Coach Haskell will be meeting the ladies in Nashville. Go Carolina!
As Arizona is out, we no longer get to see Rondae Hollis-Jefferson do this: