Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sportz' NCAA Tournament Recap - Sweet 16, Day 2

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: Notre Dame vs Wisconsin. Hey, today we at least have a game to pick from (heck, we have two).  This was a back and forth game that the Badgers seemingly had the game late.  However, two great steals by Demetrius Jackson swung the game to the Irish.

UPSET OF THE DAY: Syracuse vs Gonzaga. Even though the Orange were the better seed, the Zags were the favored team.  Syracuse, despite many people thinking they shouldn't even be in this tournament, is now in the Elite 8.  Wow.  

CONFERENCE OF THE DAY: ACC. The ACC won all four games on Friday.  All.  Four.  That means, on the right side of the bracket, you will see two games featuring two ACC teams playing against each other.  So the ACC is guaranteed two teams in the Final Four and one of them a spot in the National Championship game.

CONFERENCE WITH A BAD DAY: Big Ten. Indiana and Wisconsin were eliminated today which ends the Big Ten's time in this dance.  Three Big Ten schools lost in the Sweet 16.  

DUD OF THE DAY: North Carolina vs Indiana. The much hyped matchup in the Sweet 16 was never in doubt.  The Tar Heels jumped all over the Hoosiers early and kept a safe distance all game long.  UNC even hung 101 on Indiana.

DOMINANT PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: North Carolina. The Heels shot the ball insanely well, which really isn't fair.

UNDERLYING STORYLINE OF THE DAY: The ACC. Not to beat a dead horse, but it is quite remarkable that one league literally owns one half of the bracket in the Elite 8 .


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

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