After losing four out of five games previously, Ole Miss had to rally from a 17-point deficit against BYU. They must have had a little of that St. Patty’s Day luck hangover left in that come from behind win. Unfortunately, that means nothing to the NCAA Tournament as Xavier rolled them over, 76-57.
If you are a fan of fast-paced, non-stop, pull up transition bombs, high-flying dunks, and poor defense, this was your game. If you were watching in the first half, maybe you didn’t tune in for the second. For your soul’s sake, I hope you kept watching. True, BYU was up 17 at halftime, but you have to know better than to change the channel during March, man. Such a rookie mistake. Ole Miss came raging back in the second half to somehow find a way to beat the Cougars, 94-90.
For all the talk that college basketball lacks scoring and is boring to watch, tonight’s game zipped a few lips for quite a while. This game was filled to the brim with ridiculous shots and alley oops that it seemed like a game of NBA 2K15. Granted, the defense wasn’t exactly Virginia-esque, but we can let that slide for one night. It’s tourney time, baby!
Before the day ends, we’ll know what 68 teams have made the field for the NCAA Tournament. There are a lot of teams that are awfully nervous heading into the announcement, sitting squarely on the tournament bubble. Bracketologists have prognosticated who they think is in and who is out. What do we think? Here are the four teams we think will be deemed the “Last Four In.”