2010 NCAA Tournament: Welcome Back Cinderella, We Missed You Last Year

Posted by Lou DiPietro on March-22-2010 Add Comments


A fun stat to start: Of the teams that made the Sweet Sixteen of the 2009 NCAA Tournament, only four-have returned this year.

Many may blame it on increased parity or the “one-and-done” syndrome, but I’ll pin this phenomenon on something else entirely—the fact that Cinderella didn’t miss her invitation again.

And it’s not even “blame” really; we missed you, Cinderella, and not just because we only see you a couple weekends a year. No, we missed you because we hardly saw you at all in 2009.

For once, the 2009 tournament went as it “should have.” One year after all four No. 1...

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