Here we are heading towards the close of the second weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The field has dwindled to six, it will be down to the Final Four by days end. So the question now is who’s still alive?
I will say from a personal standpoint that I am living and dying with Kentucky at this point. Like most Duke and Arizona were bracket busters for me. Out of my predicted Final Four only Kentucky remains in the dance.
University of Florida’s Chris Chiozza hits a buzzer beating 3 point shot to oust Wisconsin.
So far the highlight of this year’s tournament has to be Florida’s Chris Chiozza’s buzzer beating three pointer in overtime. This shot knocked Wisconsin from the tournament and propelled the Gators into the Elite 8.
The biggest bracket busters in the field have to be South Carolina, (who has dispatched both Duke and Baylor) and Oregon (who ended Michigan’s unlikely run and knocked off Kansas last night). Oregon won the original NCAA Tournament in 1939, that was the last time the Ducks were in the Final Four.
Local newspaper headline from 1939, the last time the University of Oregon went to the Final Four, they were National Champs.
Who plays Cinderella at this year’s Ball? Two very big matchups await us this afternoon. Will a buzzer beater reverberate around the swamps of Gainesville once again? Will we be looking at a possible Carolina battle? Will the Pacific Northwest rise again in the person of Oregon or Gonzaga?
Who will be left boasting around the office water cooler tomorrow morning? Who’s got Gonzaga? Did anyone pick Oregon? Who’s with me on Kentucky? Who’s got the Gators? Are one or more of the Carolina teams still around? If they are do you have either one of them winning the championship?
The American College Basketball Festival continues today and will come to a thrilling climax next Monday night.