Even in defeat, Murray State, Vandy, VCU, New Mexico and Gonzaga proved they belonged in games that went down to the wire.
Iowa State was gallant in defeat. At the 15 minute mark of the second half, Kentucky was up by just two points. In the blink of an eye (five minutes) UK was up by 18. Just awesome.
Some very intriguing match-ups today: NCSU/Georgetown should be a dog fight...cagey Hoyas vs. the athletic Wolfpack.
Creighton may just run with UNC. They've got three-point sharpshooters against an iffy UNC defense...if they fall. Don't forget, Vermont out-rebounded UNC on Friday.
Florida will be tested by Norfolk State, the Gators should prevail.
FSU is a difficult match-up for anyone. It takes a while to get used to them, so I think FSO makes the Sweet Sixteen.
Vegas says: Georgetown by 4.5, UNC by 8.5, Florida by 14, Kansas by 8 and Florida State by 2.5.