And then there were 16. Including the 4 repping the wack-a-doo South region, which gets they turn tonite!
#11(S) Loyola-Chi**** (+1.5, +110) v. #7(S) Nevada (7:07, CBS)
The matchup nobody predicted, largely due to the Wolf Pack (like the vibe, hate the spelling). NV went down 14 to Texas, fucking 22 to Cincy – each in the second half, before roaring back to win. How deep a hole will they dig this time? And can they overcome the Ramblers’ counter tendency to win with a dagger in the last 5 seconds? Will the efforts of both sides kill that poor, nice old nun?
#7(W) Texas A&M (+3, +130) v. #3(W) Michigan (7:37, TBS)
I would say bet heavy on the Wolverines here (shout out, Mister Winkles!!), but TAMU did the world like the hugest favour last Sunday and I shan’t soon forget it. Who knows, maybe these fucks are actually good? Michigan broke mah heart against Houston, so they can get fucked.
#9(S) Kansas State (+5.5, +210) v. #5(S) Kentucky (9:37, CBS)
Speaking of getting fucked…K State was hacking and flopping all over the place to ruin the UMBC Cinderelly story. So…Coach Cal and Kenfucky are the white hats this round. Weird, I know. Reconcile it with getting to see their hot cheer/dance squadrons all weekend.
#9(W) Florida State (+6, +220) v. #4(W) Gonzaga (10:07, TBS)
Are Seminoles an ancient Indian (no ofence) curse against Jesuits? Should they do to the Zags what they done to Xavier (i.e., rip out their still-beating hearts over the last 6 minutes and change), one will have to answer in the affirmative. Hippo will continue to wish nothing but the best FOAR the ACC middle class. SOLIDARITY!