One MOAR enjoyable day/evening at hand, before the bullshit part takes over. Savour it!
#11(S) Loyola-Chi**** (+1, -103) v. #9(S) Kansas State (6:09, TBS)
Not to belittle Sister Jean’s amazing ride in the least, but one can argue – with a straight face – that the Ramblers have faced a series of increasingly meh opponents (Tennessee, Nevada, now K State, who I believe was under .500 in Big Twaaaalve play) since dispatching of Miami in the 1st round. And Loyola were only 2-point dogs in THAT matchup, because they are a damned solid squadron. It’s bananacakes, but an 11-seed out of the Missouri Valley conference has a very good chance to advance to the Final Four today, having never been a +200 ML underdog. The less one says about boring-ass K State the better.
#9(W) Florida State (+4.5, +175) v. #3(W) Michigan (8:49, TBS)
I really, really want to see Scowlin’ Leonard in the Final Four. He’s one of the nation’s most criminally underrated hoopsball coaches, and he fucking deserves it. Sadly, I do not see it happening. Meeeeechigan is too hot, though chucker teams are always susceptible to cold streaks. Anyway, I like where the above picture might be heading. Huzzah, Tallahassee.