NCAA Tournament: Go Big or Get Buried, Post Players and the Rise of Mid-Majors

Posted by Jonathon Loughridge on March-20-2010 Add Comments

Every analyst had the same things to say: Kansas and Kentucky were the class of the field, great guard-play would lead teams to victory, and don't expect much from most of the lower-seeded teams.

What a difference two rounds has made.

The first day saw buzzer-beaters and huge upsets: Murray State upsetting Vanderbilt in a game that Murray State controlled throughout, Washington defeating a hot Marquette team, St. Mary's mauling Richmond, Ohio beating up Georgetown, Old Dominion downing Notre Dame.

Day Two brought Cornell, Missouri, and Georgia Tech all pulling out victories over higher-seeded foes, but more of a less chaotic day than the first.

Then came Day Three.

The landscape of the tournament has c...

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