March Madness is here. I don't follow Notre Dame basketball nearly as closely as I do Irish football, but I have been interested to watch how well a promising BBall team rebounded from the loss of their starting point guard at the beginning of the season. Although they sputtered a bit at first, the team looked very strong at the end of the season and most "experts" projected them as a #4 seed in the tourney. Of course we got worked in the back room, and are actually a #6 seed in the "Midwest" region. Sounds okay, right? It is okay, except for two things. First, the "Midwest" has apparently been redefined in your atlas so that it now includes Spokane, Washington. Nice town, but it's not in the midwest. Which means we travel a long way from our midwestern home to play in the "Midwest" regional. The second issue is our draw. We play the Winthrop Eagles, who were undefeated in their conference this season and who have been picked as everyone's Cinderella team for this tournament.
Well, to that I say: Winthrop? Who the heck is Winthrop?
The 4th place team from the Big East will crush the Eagles like a bug! Then we will shock the world by defeating Oregon, before bowing out of the tourney against Wisconsin. That's my prediction. In my bracket I have a Wisconsin, Kansas, Georgetown, and Ohio State final four, with Kansas beating G-Town in the final.