Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - Sweet 16, Day 1

Just a quick recap of what I saw in my Sportz Room -- filled with TVs that I can watch all four games going on at the same time.

GAME OF THE DAY: Kansas vs Maryland. Well, this one was close at the half.

UPSET OF THE DAY: Villanova vs Miami. There were no upsets today.  Not even close.  But it is a suprise that Miami got handled like this.  

CONFERENCE OF THE DAY: Big 12. Kansas and Oklahoma each advanced to the Elite 8.  One more win and we would get Round 3 of an epic Jayhawks-Sooners series.

CONFERENCE WITH A BAD DAY: ACC. The ACC has been rolling in this tournament.  Not anymore.  Miami and Duke were soundly beaten giving the conference a rare egg during the tournament.  Four more members play tomorrow.  

DUD OF THE DAY: Villanova vs Miami. This had the feel as the best game of the day and it didn't happen.  Nova jumped all over the Hurricanes and didn't let up.

DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Villanova. The Wildcats made this a laugher with their outstanding shooting  Villanova looks like a legit title contender.

UNDERLYING STORYLINE OF THE DAY: Blowout. Every game was won by at least 14 points and most weren't even competitive in the second half.  Funny in a season label as "parity" that we will see the No. 1 vs No. 2 seeds face off on Saturday.


*The ACC has 4 teams left.  Everyone else?  Big 12 (3), Big Ten (2), Big East (1), Pac-12 (1), WCC (1). 

*Mike Krzyzewski is in the wrong for scolding an Oregon player for showboating.  This is the head coach for Duke talking.  The coach who is so apologetic for Grayson Allen's trippings and the Cameron Crazies annoying behavior.  

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