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The Wild, Wild World of this NCAA Tournament
Butler (+3.5) over Purdue 73-76
Syracuse (+9.5) over Michigan State 55-53
Florida State (+5.5) over Xavier 75-70
IT'S THE BELIEVE-IT-OR-NOT NCAA TOURNAMENT WHERE HALF OF THIS WEEK'S SWEET 16 TEAMS WERE NOT EXPECTED TO BE HERE (THAT'S SEEDS #5 OR LOWER!) AND WE TAKE QUICK PEEKS AT WHO SURVIVED-AND ADVANCED
Busted brackets? Heck, most of America's NCAA Tournament bracket sheets have been absolutely destroyed!
Can you ever remember in the same year having first/second-round losers that included a pair of #1 seeds (Virginia and Xavier), a pair of #2 seeds (North…
Network Notebook: Media Shocked, Smart Handicappers Aren’t!
MEDIA, CASUAL FANS SHOCKED BY WRECKED BRACKETS, BUT SMART HANDICAPPERS KNEW CARNAGE WAS COMING
After one of the most balanced college basketball seasons we've seen in years, it should come as no surprise to anybody that may of the elite seeds didn't even make it past the first weekend of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
*Two #1 seeds are already gone, something that hasn't happened in years. And, frankly, the last two are still vulnerable THIS week because Kansas is missing a key player (while having a shaky Dance history under this head coach) and Villanova has a knack for playing nailbiters against…
DERBY DOINGS VOL. 14 – Number 3 Monday, March 17
REBEL STAKES OPENS UP KENTUCKY DERBY FIELD
Saturday was supposed to be another sign that the West Coast 3-year olds were about to once again dominate the Kentucky Derby in 2018.
After Bolt d’Oro and/or McKinzie dominated the San Felipe a week prior, Solomini was supposed to head to Oaklawn Park and not only validate his own status in the Grade II Rebel Stakes, but to flatter both Bolt d’Oro and McKinzie who he had run on a par with when they all interacted in previous stakes encounters.
And although Solomini did finish second in the Rebel and his supporters could argue he…
Loyola returns home for Sweet 16 prep as talk of Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) These sure are sweet times for Loyola-Chicago.
Suns may be shorthanded against Pistons
PHOENIX -- When the Detroit Pistons hosted the Phoenix Suns the week after Thanksgiving, they had a lot to be thankful for. They were eight games over .500, riding high.