Following the theme of today’s games, LSU and NC State kept it close. It appeared to be your typical 8-9 match-up until about 5 minutes left in the first half when LSU went on a 21-6 leading into halftime … at which point I thought this game was over. Clearly I hadn’t learned my lesson from the rest of the 1st round. NC State would make me pay for that when they went on a 18-3 run to close out the game. North Carolina went on to win 66-65.
As we head toward the NCAA Tournament, it’s time for college basketball fans to figure out which bandwagons to jump on. You know, those teams that put together Cinderella-type runs or have a feel-good story. It’s still a bit too early to tell which teams will qualify for that candidate list. However, this we know for sure – there are several teams that we’ll never root for. In fact, they’re considered in many circles to be the evil empires of college basketball. If you’re a fan of one of these teams, we’re sorry. For you.
This year, when it comes to the SEC, it seems like it’s Kentucky … and then everyone else. After a lights-out performance on Saturday night against Auburn, the Wildcats are looking to roll into the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. Arkansas and Texas A&M, however, are hoping to have something to say about that come conference tournament time in a couple of weeks.