BYU and San Diego State -- look good. I questioned them, but they have certainly looked like top 12 teams thus far. BYU has already reached its seed and SDSU just needs one more win to do so.
Big East? Uh, no. Select any conference with 11 teams -- give that conference the seeds that the Big East received. I don't know if the SWAC has 11 teams, but let's use them. Do you think the SWAC would get 2 teams in the Sweet 16 if they had 11 seeds including a 1 and a 2 and a 3? I think so. This is the most historically bad performance ever by a conference.
The only two teams to advance -- Marquette and UConn -- had to play only 1 game against a non-Big East team.
Big Ten -- more like the Big 2 and the tiny dick 9. Purdue -- horribly exposed, once the game got above 80 points and was played above an ugly trot, they had no hope.
Top 2 comments of the weekend:
1. Seth Davis (who seems to hate Duke more than Jalen Rose) was critical of Coach K's coaching against Michigan. This led Steve Smith to give the best reply of the tourney thus far:
"Well, Seth, he does have 900 career wins....." In other words -- hey, fuckface pretty boy, when you win 1 NCAA game as a coach, maybe you can then criticize the coaching ability of a guy with 900 wins and 4 titles. Davis seemed wounded by Smith's retort.
2. Rick Pitino (when shown a score of FSU 47, Notre Dame 27 with 17 minutes left)
"Yeah, that game is over. Notre Dame cannot play from behind. They cannot press and they do not play well from behind. They play no defense. If they are not ahead or very close to you, they are done."
Wow. NCAA tourney, playing the last ACC team to get in, #2 seed from your own conference and you basically say, "They really are not very good."
No love lost between Mike Brey/Rick Pitino.
By the way -- Mike Brey used to get very angry/offended when people referred to him as a "former Coach K assistant." Mike -- given you piss poor NCAA tourney work over the years, perhaps it is time to pick up the phone and call the guy who you wish to disassociate yourself from and try to mend some fences (or at least learn how to reach the Sweet 16).